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Career in Hospital Administration

Sep 6, 2018 15:03 IST
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Top Recruiters for Hospital Administration

Getting a job in the top brands is a dream of every aspirant. Here are top 10 brands that are prominent in the healthcare sector. Take a look at all the reputed brands and find a place for yourself among them:

  1. Reliance Life Sciences (RLS)
  2. SRL Diagnostics (SRL)
  3. Fortis Healthcare Ltd
  4. Max Healthcare 
  5. Apollo Hospitals
  6. CARE Hospitals Group
  7. Philips Healthcare
  8. Dr Lal PathLabs

Salary after Hospital Administration

In healthcare sector, salary prospects are bright for the aspirants

Years of Experience

Salary (INR in Lakhs)

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What is Hospital Administration all about?

Career in Hospital administration is a wise decision at present owing to the growth of healthcare sector. Indian economy is earning both revenue & employment in leaps and bounds from this sector. Expansion of healthcare can also be attributed to the merger & acquisitions taking place between domestic & foreign companies. Various brands are venturing into this sector as gradually is becoming privatized. Thus, more requirement of skilled manpower is in demand to effectively administer the hospital operations. Career in this booming sector will prove to be flourishing for your career.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Hospital Administration

Here are the details of the eligibility criteria and entrance exams related to hospital administration courses:


Aspirant seeking admission to diploma courses are required to successfully complete education in 10+2 level or possess any other equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks.


In order to avail admission in undergraduate courses, you must score minimum 50% marks in 10+2 grade or any other equivalent qualification. Students with science background can apply for this course.


For pursuing MBA/M.Sc. you must possess either MBBS or B.Sc in hospital administration.

Hospital Administration Entrance Exam

Entry to all the professional courses is based on the merit in entrance exams. To appear in these exams, you must be aware of the exams for which you must begin the preparations earnestly to grab a seat in one of the best institutes of India. 


Every state university conducts their separate entrance examination for admission to the diploma courses.


There is no common entrance test for the undergraduate hospital administration course. However, you can apply to state universities for admission to this course.


You can appear for national level management entrance exams such as CAT, MAT, SNAP, and others to apply for the postgraduate hospital administration course.

Courses in Hospital Administration

Hospital Administration courses are conducted by various institutes in India. Just pick and choose the level from where you wish to enter this domain. You can start from a very early stage wherein you will earn Diploma after which you can apply for the entry-level jobs in healthcare industry. 


If you wish to pursue Diploma, you can apply for the course after completing 10+2 level. Generally, the duration of diploma course is 1 year.


The undergraduate degree in hospital administration is known as B.Sc. in Hospital Administration. The duration of B.Sc. course conducted by recognised universities is 3 years.


The postgraduate degree in this domain is titled as M.B.A/M.Sc. in hospital administration. Aspirants will have to invest 2 crucial years of their life to earn this academic qualification.

Top Hospital Administration Colleges in India

Hospital Administration can be pursued from the colleges/institutes mentioned in the list provided below:





All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS]

New Delhi


Armed Forces Medical College [AMFC]



Indian Institute of Management



Indian Institute of Management



Indian Institute of Management



The Tamil Nadu DR. M.G.R Medical University



Indian Institute of Health Management Research



Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration



Tata Institute of Social Services



Symbiosis Centre of Health Care


Hospital Administration Subjects and Syllabus

There are several sub-specialisations that are taught to the hospital administration professionals, but some of the most commonly taught subjects are as under:

Health Care Law Course

This specialisation focuses on imparting knowledge pertaining to the legal responsibilities of the hospital and the rights of patients. Topics such as malpractice and confidentiality are touched upon in this subject.

Finance for Health Administration Course

Finance is an integral part of healthcare course. People specializing in this subject learn to evaluate financial performance, budget capital. They are also taught about fair and just practices that are applied to the healthcare environment. 

Human Resources in Health Care Course

To run the operations of the hospital, human resource department plays an integral role. Thus, HR is a vital organ of hospital administration and skills associated with recruiting, training and retaining quality employees are taught on this subject.

Operations Management

Healthcare professionals who specialize in this domain become expert in dealing with Process Analysis and Hospital Operations Planning. The subject also deals with the issue of staff capacity planning and scheduling to run the day-to-day operations smoothly.

Medical-Legal Issues

Issues such as medical negligence, consumer protection and constitutional mandate are taken care of in this specialization. You will read about laws related to euthanasia, organ donation, new developments in biotechnology, surrogate motherhood, sex determination of foetus and many more topics that are protected under the legal framework defined by the constitution of India.

Career in Hospital Administration

Considering the bright prospects of growth in healthcare sector, hospital administration is the right course that you must aim for in order to achieve stable growth in career.

Job Opportunities for Hospital Administration

Let us take a look at various job profiles and salary prospects that a Hospital Administration professional can have access to. These are the core profiles that you will be offered once you complete the course successfully.

  • Hospital Business Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Guest Relation Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Floor Manager
  • Centre Manager
  • Patient Relation Executive
  • Front Office Administrator
  • Assistant Manager/Manager
  • Operation Executive