What does a Clinic Manager do?

Clinic Managers are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of outpatient or medical facilities. They provide administrative support and oversee the hiring and training of staff members, liaise with patients and healthcare professionals and coordinate patient care plans. There are many different routes one may take to become a Clinic Manager, but working in a healthcare or clinical setting is the most common way. Many Clinic Managers begin their careers as Medical Office Assistants or even Registered Nurses.

Most Clinic Manager positions require a bachelor's degree, ideally in healthcare administration or a similar field. A master's degree in public health or health administration is a strong asset. Because this role features many administrative responsibilities, Clinic Managers must have excellent organizational and communication skills in order to ensure the clinic runs smoothly.

  • Recruit, hire and coordinate the training of new staff members
  • Design and implement business strategies to help the clinic meet organizational goals
  • Manage staff by assigning and delegating tasks as needed
  • Develop protocols and procedures to improve staff productivity
  • Act as a liaison between patients, their families and additional care staff
  • Plan and manage the clinic's budget and approve payroll
  • Perform quarterly and and annual employee reviews and provide constructive feedback on their performance to help them meet professional goals
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures function in accordance with state and federal laws
  • 5+ years prior experience working in a clinical or healthcare setting
  • 5+ years of proven success in leadership roles is required
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinking skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement when making decisions
  • Must be customer service oriented and prepared to liaise with patients, their families and other care providers
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to delegate tasks as needed
  • Ability to spend long periods of time sitting at a desk
  • Knowledge of a second language is an asset
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Clinic Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$80,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $80K
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Clinic Manager Career Path

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CVS GroupCVS Group
Clinical Director
11 Sep 2019

“I have worked for 2 CVS sites and 2 great clinical directors that have been supportive and knowledgeable.”

Vice President, Clinic Operations
17 Aug 2021

“Client experience is our focus and taking care of the team is the best way to make sure that happens!”

SPEAR Physical TherapySPEAR Physical Therapy
Clinical Director
21 Feb 2020

“Mentoring for both physical therapy and personal development and leadership is also what makes this place so great.”

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet HospitalBluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Hospital Supervisor
1 Aug 2019

“Excellent organization to work for if you care about upward mobility and advancing in your career.”

Sunflower Dermatology and Medical Day SpaSunflower Dermatology and Medical Day Spa
Clinical Supervisor
13 Feb 2020

“The best part of this place is that there are some great people to work with and 5 of the 6 providers are awesome.”

Clinic Manager
1 Aug 2020

“There is a great degree of mistrust that you aren’t doing what you’re supposed to be doing.”

New Haven : Residential Treatment CenterNew Haven : Residential Treatment Center
Clinical Director
18 Oct 2019

“As a clinician I love working with families and this has been the best opportunity to put into practice what I love to do.”

CVS GroupCVS Group
Clinical Director
25 Sep 2019

“There is lots of support for professional development and I personally benefitted as I was able to complete two post”

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