Hospital management - eligibility and success tips

I am interested in hospital management and want to know more about the eligibility of hospital managers and how to be successful in this field.

As you know that every industry requires a specialist and the hospital industry is no different. Earlier, senior doctors used to enact the role of a hospital manager but in recent times the demands have increased and also the standards of living has changed which led to hospitals being categorised into ordinary hospitals, speciality and super speciality hospitals. There is a tremendous demand for efficient professionals who can handle the day-to-day chores of hospital management and administration. Thus, it has become mandatory to hire professionals who can operate a hospital with ease.

If you want to be successful in hospital management and administration then you should be holding an undergraduate degree in hospital administration. For a bachelor’s in hospital administration (BHA0 you need to complete 10+2 with a total of 50% marks and biology as a compulsory subject. For a post-graduate degree in hospital administration (MHA), you have to be a graduate in any stream. You should have a service oriented bent of mind and the capacity to work for long hours as this job requires you to be dedicated towards your work. One very important thing that you should keep in mind is that, you should have a high emotional quotient to survive the highly charged atmosphere of a hospital. Other essential traits include skill to take swift decisions, a friendly approach towards work and the ability to handle work pressure and the public at large. Also, if you possess the ability to cope up with deadlines, have excellent communication skills and leadership qualities then this is the right career for you.

There are some institutes that offer certificate and diploma courses in hospital management. You can also pursue short-term, distance learning course in this regard. The Indian Society of Health Administrators (ISHA) offers a one-year distance learning course in hospital administration and nursing administration. On the other hand, the Tamil Nadu Open University offers a two-year distance learning MBA course in Hospital Administration.
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