Medical-Hospital Administration Careers

Sunday, 25. October 2009


The steady corporate intrusion in the fields of hospital and healthcare industries demands professionally trained hospital/healthcare managers

With rapid obsolescence of costly equipment due to equally rapid advances in the field of diagnostics and therapeutics and the ever-growing demands of the clientele, management of hospitals and Medicare is now the responsibility of Administrators with specialist knowledge of Medical Administration.


Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

Most good institutions require a candidate to be a Graduate in Medicine and offer post-graduate diploma/degree courses in Medical/Hospital Administration. University affiliated institutions require a candidate to pass an entrance exam as per university protocols whereas others interview candidates to assess their communication skills and comprehension of hospital issues. In addition, there are Medical Institutions offering post MBBS Masters degree and diploma courses in Hospital Management & Administration for medical graduates only.

Top Institutions in India

  • Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration and Deccan Medical College offering a 2 year MHA (PG Degree) from Osmania University.
  • Administrative Staff College of India(ASCI), Hyderabad in association with Hinduja Institute of Healthcare Management- Offers an18 months DHA (diploma) recognized by AICTE.
  • Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences(NIMS) offering MD (HA) for medical graduates only
  • Armed Forces Medical College(AFMC), Pune- MHA for medical graduates.
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) (Delhi)- MHA for medical graduates.
  • Birla Institute of Science & Technology(BITS),Pilani- Offers an M. Phil in Hospital Management.
  • Jadhavpur University offers both Masters’(MBA)*( Hosp Adm) and Diploma (DBA)* Courses.
  • Manipal Institutes offering MBA* (Hosp Adm).
  • Apollo Hospital, Chennai offers a diploma course(Hosp Adm).
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) Mumbai offering a Masters’* program.
  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore offers a Masters’* program.

* Check with the institute as to the exact degree before opting.

Career Opportunities and Job prospects

Excellent prospects are open to those taking courses in one of the aforestated institutes. Some institutes have a program of in-house placement services and there are others who absorb candidates graduating from their institutes in their own hospitals e.g. Apollo Hosp group.

Prospects are bright but one has to climb the ladder to get to the top unless the hospital is run by an individual who may offer the top post to begin with to exceptionally brilliant candidates. Non-medical graduates can expect employment in the fields of Hospital marketing, financing, human resources, projects and planning while medical graduates can expect to be more involved in medical/clinical or administrative posts.

Medical-Hospital Administration Career Salaries

Non-medical administrators could start as executives with compensation package of approx Rs. 10,000/- pm and go up to the level of CFO, CEO etc drawing Rs.75, 000 – 100,000/- or more. Medical administrators could start and end with a positive differential of Rs 2000-5000 at the lower end and Rs 10,000 or so at the higher end than non-medical administrators.

One Response to “Medical-Hospital Administration Careers”



  1. venkatesh Says:

    excellent information has been which will help to students who are thinking to take management course in health care. but one confusion was there medical , nonmedical in this paramedical people comes under which category.

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