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What does a Practice Manager do?

A Practice Manager oversees the daily running of a medical practice. You might work for a general practitioner or be employed by a specialist healthcare provider. Practice Managers ensure office systems are running effectively and arrange necessary training for staff. You might liaise with patients and medical staff and deal with any issues or concerns.

Practice Managers need excellent organisational skills and should be able to handle several tasks at once. You’ll need to be a good leader and have strong communication skills. It’s important that you value customer service and can work as part of a team. Practice Managers may have to call on their problem solving skills when needed.

Practice Manager Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Practice Manager.

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How much does a Practice Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Practice Manager generally earns $1,340 per week ($69,680 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Practice Manager?

The number of people working in this industry has increased in recent years. There are currently 17,600 people employed as a Practice Manager in Australia compared to 11,000 five years ago. Practice Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Practice Manager?

A Certificate III in Health Administration is a suitable qualification for anyone wanting to work as a Practice Manager. You’ll study topics including complying with infection control procedures and understanding medical terminology. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Health Administration.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within medical administration. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.