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Assistant for Health Management

Health care professionals primarily work in hospitals or preventive care and rehabilitation facilities. In addition, they also find employment in medical laboratories, doctor's surgeries, health insurance companies and rescue services, in nursing homes for the elderly or in outpatient nursing care for the elderly and the sick. Demographic change and the increasing number of elderly people are also increasing the need for trained merchants to work in medical facilities.

Your tasks at a glance

  • receive patients
  • Enter patient data
  • bill the health insurance companies and other cost units for services rendered
  • Procuring medical materials and products
  • Execute general commercial activities (create personnel statistics, process vacation requests and settle salaries)

Duration of Training

3 years, dual vocational training


Collective agreement on training remuneration (TVA-L-BBiG)

School Requirements

a vocational baccalaureate or a diploma recognised as equivalent

Training Contents

The three-year training for merchants in the health service takes place dual. At the vocational school you will learn the basics of market analysis, controlling and personnel policy.

  • Health care as part of the social security system: tasks, organisation, legal matters
  • customer consulting, contract conclusion
  • Perform, check, forward and evaluate payroll runs
  • process and success controls and make adjustments to the
  • quality management

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de