How to be a Healthcare Manager
There are several routes into the health service management route, with the most common being obtaining a university degree in a health or management subject. The options for this are fairly open, with some health managers having degrees is nursing and others having studied business management.
The NHS have a graduate management training scheme that offers a direct route into the role, but in order to apply, candidates must already have either a degree or previous management experience in the NHS, private or voluntary sector.
Aside from a degree, a person may obtain a health management role by working in the NHS or private healthcare sector in some capacity. It’s most common for people in administration and clerical roles to advance in their career naturally through such a role, but others may progress by working their way up in conjunction with undertaking supervisory or management courses, in addition to working.
Apprenticeships in management are an option for those with the relevant GCSE qualifications.