Day in the Life

The “Day in the Life” articles explore the certification and education requirements, daily responsibilities, and work environments of popular careers in healthcare administration.

August 15, 2022

Food Safety Manager - A Day in the Life

Food safety managers work anywhere there is food. This can include restaurants, hospitals, food production facilities, schools, and hotels. Their primary job is to ensure that food is safe for consumers. To accomplish this, they must know and abide by all local, state, and federal food safety laws, monitor food handling procedures in their establishment, train staff, and perform audits.

June 17, 2022

Nurse Educator - A Day in the Life

Nurse educators are responsible for helping to train the next generation of nurses. They work in all nursing programs, from associate degrees to doctorates. The two primary places nurse educators work are in educational programs providing instruction and in clinical settings supervising nursing student clinical internships.

April 14, 2022

Sleep Labs Director - A Day in the Life

The only way to definitively diagnose or rule out sleep disorders is with a sleep study. Sleep studies are diagnostic tests that may take place at home or in a sleep lab overnight. The data from studies are analyzed and scored by trained sleep technologists, then reviewed by a sleep physician, who finalizes the interpretation and signs the report.

January 21, 2022

Assisted Living Administrator - A Day in the Life

Assisted living administrators are responsible for a wide scope of responsibilities that vary from facility to facility, but the ultimate goal is to provide a secure and empowering environment for the elderly population they serve.

November 30, 2021

Clinical Research Associate - A Day in the Life

The clinical research associate acts as a liaison between the study's sponsor (e.g., pharmaceutical company) and the clinics where the study takes place. Because results of a clinical trial must be kept entirely transparent and not influenced by the interests of the sponsor, this is a critical role.

July 28, 2021

Healthcare Actuary - A Day in the Life

Ever wondered how healthcare insurance companies assess risk and calculate their premium costs? Read on to learn more about a day in the life of a healthcare actuary—a financial prediction specialist who uses statistical analysis to estimate costs for health insurance companies.

June 16, 2021

Hospice Administrator - A Day in the Life

Hospice administrators oversee the operations of a hospice agency. While a nursing home or a long-term care facility will focus on patient longevity, hospice services are provided to people who are believed to be in their last six months of life.

June 11, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Hospital CEO - An Interview with Dr. David Pate

Being the chief executive officer of a hospital means being part business leader and part politician, requiring a blend of diplomacy, advocacy, business management, and financial sense. And the stakes of this role aren’t just profit and loss, but life and death.

May 17, 2021

Psychiatric-Mental Health Case Manager - A Day in the Life

Being a psychiatric-mental health manager is a rigorously demanding job that can tax one’s heart and soul, but the outcomes can also be life-changing: getting a homeless person into housing, finding an addict a support group, or placing a schizophrenic into a compassionate cycle of treatment.