Administrative Professionals Day

It is important to honor those who work in the less visible areas of healthcare.

Administrative Professionals Day is an event of annual observance addressed on the Wednesday of the last week of April. Initially, June 4, 1952, was designated National Secretaries Day; in 1955, the observance was moved to April. In 1981, the celebration’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries Day, and finally, it became Administrative Professional Day in 2000 to recognize the expanded responsibilities of every administrative staff member. This year, the recognition will take place on April 26.

It is important to honor those who work in the less visible areas of healthcare. Doctors and nurses walk alongside the patients, but administrative professionals run the industry. This celebration highlights the essential role of assistants, receptionists, secretaries, and other professional support.

How to become a healthcare administrator?

If you are pursuing a career in healthcare administration, it is essential to have a bachelor’s degree in a related area. In addition to basic administration skills, a professional will learn healthcare ethics and finance, quality management, public health, and healthcare marketing, among other vital topics.

To become a healthcare manager, executive, or administrator, many employers prefer their candidates to have a master’s degree in a specific health-related field.

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How to say thank you?

Administrative Professionals Day is not a traditional celebration. However, that does not mean we can put it in the shade. We all have stories about these unsung heroes that used to make our lives easier, even in difficult times.

To celebrate and honor those who help us every day, we can perform some of these simple actions:

  • Bring a flower to your hospital, clinic, or practice receptionist

  • Leave a sticky note greeting on the desk of your favorite healthcare administrative professional

  • If you can, buy a coffee to help them through the morning

  • Share your greetings with them anytime you can

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