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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics: Career Outlook

Find your place in a booming field.

As healthcare institutions nationwide convert to electronic medical records — and companies as large as Google, Apple, and Amazon move into the patient data industry — health informatics is thriving.

Excel as an ethical, knowledgeable professional with the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics.

You can apply your skills anywhere patient data is stored, from public health agencies to outpatient clinics.

This certificate is especially ideal for students employed in a clinical, business, or IT role in a healthcare setting who are interested in transitioning to health informatics.

Health Informatics Consultant:

$103,289/year

As a health informatics consultant, you’d oversee your organization’s electronic health record systems, training staff to use the system and ensuring it meets federal standards. You’d also stay up to date on health informatics trends and keep your systems current.4

Nurse Informaticist:

$77,590/year

As a nurse informaticist, you’d work with clinical practitioners to integrate technology into daily care. You would design and implement new features in EMR systems, develop data policies and standards, and train staff in best practices.5

Additional roles for health informatics graduates include:

  • Medical Informatics Analyst
  • Clinical Informaticist
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Home Health Data Specialist
  • Coding Auditor or Analyst
  • Informatics Specialist
  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Clinical Documentation Manager
  • Medical Records and Coding Manager

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Program Outcomes: Integrate InformaticsApplicable Skills: Set Yourself Apart From the Competition

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics prepares you to:

Once you’ve completed the certificate, you can transfer it directly into our online Master of Science in Health Informatics and continue your studies!

Scranton Career Support

Whether you’re just starting out or advancing in your field, the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is here to support you.

Both before and after you graduate, our experienced advisors can help you build your career and find opportunities that suit your unique skills and talents.

Let’s work together to ensure your success. We can’t wait to get to know you.

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Join a network of more than 45,000 accomplished Scranton alumni, who live across the nation and in more than 20 countries around the world.

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Take advantage of The Vault, a comprehensive resource for industry and employer research, rankings, internships, job postings and guide books — all free to students.

Job Search Advice

Receive help with your résumé, cover letter, or online profile, and practice meeting with potential employers using The Big Interview, an online interview preparation tool.

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Get exclusive access to Handshake, our online recruiting platform, and connect with new jobs, career fairs, recruitment activities, skill-building workshops, and more.

Sources:

  1. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  2. Donovan, F. (2019 January 22). Healthcare IT Spending Priorities Include Big Data Analytics, AI. HIT Infrastructure. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from https://hitinfrastructure.com/news/healthcare-it-spending-priorities-include-big-data-analytics-ai
  3. Healthcare Growth Partners (2018 January 24). Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review. (Rep.) Retrieved November 27, 2019, from http://hgp.com/research-and-news/2018/01/24/hgp-semi-annual-health-it-market-review/
  4. ZipRecruiter (2019 November). Healthcare Informatics Consultant Annual Salary. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Healthcare-Informatics-Consultant-Salary
  5. Payscale (2019 November 13). Informatics Nurse Salary. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Informatics_Nurse/Salary