For Fifth Year Licensed Nursing Home Administrators Interview Long Term Care Students for Jobs


The School of Aging Studies in the University of South Florida College of Behavioral & Community Sciences hosted its fifth annual interviews for its long-term care administration students on Nov. 18. The session is designed to enhance interview skills for students who seek administrative jobs in the long-term care industry.  The Bureau of labor Statistics projects above average growth because of population aging. Industry surveys report 2013 average salary for nursing home administrators at $96,625 excluding bonus or additional benefits.

"Well-paying jobs are a key indicator of University success" said Kathryn Hyer, Professor and Director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging in the School of Aging Studies. "This is not only a great opportunity for our students to gain practical job interviewing experience, but it provides them with insight and knowledge into what professionals in their field value and look for when interviewing job candidates."

Nine licensed nursing home administrators including a regional director of a multi-state chain volunteered to conduct three individual interviews and one group interview with long-term care students. The administrators, representing a range of for-profit and not-for profit companies used Career Services evaluation sheets to provide individual feedback to each student.  Two recent graduates of USF’s long-term care administration program who are administrators returned to USF for the event.