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Master of Health Informatics Careers

Change the Way Healthcare and Technology Intersect

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.

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Master of Health Informatics Careers by the Number

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 22 percent by 2022.2 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.

Average Master’s in Health Informatics salary outcomes for key positions:3

  • Chief medical information officer: $378,000
  • Director of clinical information systems: $168,805
  • Data scientist: $156,250
  • Professor of health informatics: $68,000

Since master’s degree holders earn average salaries nearly 20 percent higher than those with only a bachelor’s degree,4 a Master of Science in Health Informatics could help you achieve salary outcomes at or above those figures.

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Where Can Careers In Health Informatics Take You?

Popular Cities for Health Care Jobs5

  • Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, Michigan
  • Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
  • Tuscon, Arizona

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From Our Faculty

“Because of the broad scope of the health informatics curriculum, graduates are better-prepared for careers in the field because they understand all aspects of health IT which they could not get from on-the-job training.”
- John Sharp, Lecturer
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