The study aimed at elaborating the socio-demographic and educational profile of managers of territory of the Family Health Strategy and to identify the qualification types or process of permanent education that the managers have or to the ones that are inserted, the cultural- scientific development of them. The investigation is of exploratory-descriptive type, carried out in Sobral - Ceará, with 28 managers of territory of the Strategy of Health of the Family in the period of November of 2006 to June of 2007. For the collection of data it was used a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. The socio-demographic profile of the managers shows that 57.2% are in the age group from 25 to 34 years; 92.9% are of the feminine sex; 78.6% are married; 57.2% have a monthly wage in the ESF of R$1,800.00 to 2,000.00, 100% are male nurses; 71.4% possess specialization in the modality of Multi-Professional Residence in Health of the Family; 57.1% present qualification necessity in administration in health and human people's administration. It is suggested that the Municipal and Social Action Secretary of Health will be able to establish the attributions and to evaluate the profile of the managers during the nomination, and to confront them with the profile that the system demands.
Family Health Program; Organization and administration; Public health nursing