Many healthcare workers are employed in management, and administrative support, food services, computer and technical support, maintenance and repair, or building cleaning services.
These support workers usually have only casual, incidental contact with patients. For instance, hospital environmental services aides: they perform routine cleaning work in keeping hospitals clean and sanitary. Assignments may be to specific departments such as operating room or may be general, such as office areas, waiting rooms, floors and hallways
Hospital housekeeping assistants, medical secretaries, receptionists and information clerks, medical and health services managers are just some of the jobs that keep healthcare organizations running smoothly. Computer systems analysts, computer support specialists, and database administrators provide technical expertise to patient care, billing, and financial functions. Cooks, food preparation and serving workers, dishwashers, food service managers, laundry and dry cleaning workers, janitors and cleaners, maintenance and repair workers, and operations managers work behind the scenes to provide a clean and healthy environment.