Long Term Care Students participate in Mock Job Interviews with Licensed Nursing Home Administrators

The School of Aging Studies in the University of South Florida College of Behavioral & Community Sciences hosted its fourth annual mock interviews for its long-term care administration students on Nov. 12. The session is designed to prepare students who will be seeking 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, associate professor, School of Aging Studies, and director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging. "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."

Eleven licensed administrators, representing a range of for-profit and not-for profit companies conducted three rounds of individual interviews using Career Services evaluation sheets.  Three recent graduates of USF’s long-term care administration program who are administrators returned to USF for the event.