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Hospital Management

What is Hospital Management?

Hospital Management courses teach the students to become experts in different activities related to hospitals, health clinics, and other sectors related to the health and wellness of general people.

Who can study Hospital Management?

Candidates with a 12th subject passing in any stream. However, some universities may allow only students with Maths, Biology or Both.

What is Hospital Management?

  • Hospital Management is a specialization course where one gets trained in and groomed up for handling Managerial and Administrative functions in a hospital or healthcare clinic.

  • It is vastly different from Hospitality Management since this concerns Hotels and Resorts while Hospital Management concerns hospitals and other healthcare units. 

What does a graduate in Hospital Management do?

As stated above the graduate (actually the postgraduate) in Hospital management:

  • Handles the managerial functions in a hospital including

    • Availability of Medicines

    • Cleanliness of hospital premises

    • Upkeep of medical and surgical instruments

  • Properly conducting the administration

    • Attendance of staff members

    • Allotments of the shift to people

    • Appointments of vendors and service providers

    • Ensure compliance with legal and environmental requirements 

  • Organizes all seminars etc.

Workshop and seminar organizing, Conducting training programs for employees, Recruitments, transfers, and similar matters

Where can one study Hospital Management?

The first thing to be noted is that it is necessary to do PG for obtaining proper placements.

The reputed institutes where one can study PG/MBA in Hospital Management are:

The popular institutes where one can study PG/MBA in Hospital Management are:

What kinds of personal skills are required for pursuing UG in Hospital management?

While it is necessary to have obtained the graduation and competed successfully in entrance test the following personal traits and skills will be of help:

  • Ability to work as a Team member

  • Leadership skills

  • Analytical skills  

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Interpersonal skills

What are the major subjects taught in Hospital management at the postgraduate level?

Amongst others, the following subjects are taught in PG Hospital Management:

  • Basics of management

  • Finance management

  • Hospital and Healthcare Administration

  • Hospital Planning

  • Strategic Management

  • Health Management

  • Organization Behaviour

  • Healthcare Economics

What are the top job opportunities for a postgraduate in Hospital Management?

Since Hospital management is a relatively new area of specialization, the job market is very attractive and lucrative. The following positions in the healthcare industry are available:

  • Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Hospital manager

  • Hospital administrator

  • Hospital supervisor

  • Healthcare planner

  • Chief nursing officer

  • Hospital relationship manager

  • Medical affairs manager

  • Healthcare program director 

  • Clinical project manager/team leader

  • Hospital finance executive/senior executive

  • Hospital brand manager/brand strategist 

  • Assistant Professor/Lecturer 

Who are the top recruiters of hospital management professionals? 

The demand for hospital management professionals increasing with time and day by day. Almost all big, medium and small hospitals now recruit qualified people in management and administration. Following are top recruiters in this field:

  • Apollo Hospitals 

  • Fortis healthcare limited


  • MAX Healthcare



  • Christian Medical College, Vellore

  • Tata Memorial Hospital 

  • Lilavati Hospital & Research centre

  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical research institute

  • Wockhardt

  • Ducans

  • Wipro

  • Infosys

  • ICICI Bank

What are the salaries in different job positions for hospital management professionals? 

Average salaries vary from one position to another. With experience salaries in different positions also vary. Following are the salaries of three of the most popular job positions in this discipline - 

  • The average salary of a hospital administrator at an entry level is Rs. 3,93,883

  • The average salary with an experience of more than 5 years is Rs. 5,17,854 

  • The average salary with an experience of more than 10 years is Rs. 7,18,488

  • Whereas, the salary of Assistant professor/ Lecturer would be as per government norms and pay scale.

Per annum

What are some good books on hospital management for the students?

  • Principles of Hospital Management and Planning by B.M. Sakharkar

  • Hospital Administration and Management: A Comprehensive Guide by Joydeep Das Gupta

  • Managing a Modern Hospital by A.V. Srinivasan

  • Introduction to Health Care Management by Nancy H. Shanks and Sharon B. Buchbinder

  • Health Policymaking in the United States by Beaufort B. Longest

Interesting facts

  • It was an amazing coincidence that in the year 2009, a retired policeman Geraint Woolford was admitted to Abergele Hospital in the UK. He ended up next to another retired policeman named Geraint Woolford. The men weren’t related but had the only two people alive in that country named Geraint Woolford.

  • During the Haiti Earthquake, Israel set up a fully operative hospital in Port-au-Prince. In its first week, it treated hundreds of earthquake victims, treated hundreds of pregnant women.