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Health informatics careers cover a wide and overarching discipline mainly pertaining to the implementation of technology to all areas of health care, from education and research studies to administrative duties. Once health care organizations made the shift toward electronic health records (EHRs), this field’s growth rate began to explode. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the health informatics job outlook shows that the field will “grow much faster than the average for all occupations.”1

Learn from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) award-winning professors with diverse professional backgrounds who will expand your knowledge and viewpoints, challenging you to search for solutions to contemporary issues that exist in areas such as biomedical science, public health and patient care. Our renowned faculty will expand your understanding of how health informatics jobs function across different sectors and help you develop the confidence to make solid, well-informed decisions as you further your career.

Health Informatics Careers By the Numbers

Earning a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics or an advanced degree such as a Master of Science in Health Informatics will set you apart in a field that is expected to grow by 32 percent by 2029.2 With faculty and peers from a broad range of occupational backgrounds helping to expand your knowledge and viewpoints, and challenging your understanding of how healthcare and technology merge and function across different sectors, you’ll build a strong professional network and develop the confidence to make solid, well-informed decisions as you further your own career.

Since master’s degree holders earn average salaries nearly 20 percent higher than those with only a bachelor’s degree3, a Master of Science in Health Informatics could help you achieve salary outcomes at or above those figures.

Average Master’s in Health Informatics salaries for key positions
Director of Analytics4
Clinical Informatics Specialist7
Clinical Informatics Manager5
Health Information Manager8
Data Scientist6
Clinical Applications Specialist (Diagnostics)9
Where Can Careers in Health Informatics Take You?
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*Based on data reported by Kent State students and graduates in September 2018.

Popular cities for healthcare jobs:10

  • Cleveland/Elyria, Ohio
  • Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Detroit/Dearborn/Livonia, Michigan
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Birmingham/Hoover, Alabama
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lexington/Fayette, Kentucky
  • Tuscon, Arizona
Technology has changed almost every aspect of the way we live and work, including our approach to healthcare. Medical providers, clinical facilities and payers are increasingly adopting technology that can help them achieve the goals of higher-quality care at lower cost. Health informatics is a rapidly growing field, fusing the knowledge of technology with the desire to improve patient care. As the field grows, a competitive health informatics salary can be part of a fulfilling career.
Because of the broad scope of the health informatics curriculum, graduates are better-prepared for careers in the field. They understand all aspects of health IT, which they could not get from on-the-job training.
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