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Master of Science in Health Informatics: Career Outlook

Push the patient experience forward.

Combine your passions for technology and healthcare into one career path with the online Master of Science in Health Informatics.

You’ll prepare to work side-by-side with nurses, doctors, and other clinicians to improve patient care by turning the power of data and technology into information that can be used for making decisions using electronic health records and new technology tools and techniques.

Health informatics experts are urgently needed wherever patients are, from hospitals and biomedical research labs to health insurance companies and physician practices.

Plus, tap into Scranton’s wide-ranging professional network, including students in the  Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the American Health Informatics Association (AHIMA).

Clinical Informaticist:

$77,225/year

As a clinical informaticist, you’d pair daily patient care with responsibilities such as evaluating health data and communication systems. You’d most likely transition into this role from a purely clinical one, such as nurse, doctor, or pharmacist.4

Health Informatics Consultant:

$103,295/year

As a health informatics consultant, you’d oversee your organization’s EMR 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.5

Medical Informatics Analyst:

$79,614/year

As a medical informatics analyst, you might work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, or even an insurance company to design and improve clinical information systems. You’d also work to ensure your company meets current federal regulations.6

Nurse Informaticist:

$77,509/year

As a nursing informaticist, you’d work with clinicians to integrate technology into daily care. You would design and implement new EMR systems, develop data policies and standards, and train staff in best practices.7

Additional roles for health informatics graduates include:

  • Insurance analyst
  • Home health specialist
  • Informatics specialist
  • Director of clinical informatics
  • Clinical documentation manager

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Program Outcomes: Collaborate With Care

After you complete the Master of Science in Health Informatics, you will be able to:

Paired with three years of professional experience, including two in the healthcare field, you’ll complete this program ready to take the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Systems (CPHIMS) Certification exam.

These are just a sampling of the program outcomes for our health informatics master’s program. Learn more about the full range of skills you’ll gain on our curriculum page.

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.

Global Network

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.

The Vault

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.

Handshake

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. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Healthcare Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved December 9, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm
  2. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  3. Healthcare Growth Partners (2018 January 24). Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review. (Rep.) Retrieved December 9, 2019, from http://hgp.com/research-and-news/2018/01/24/hgp-semi-annual-health-it-market-review/
  4. Payscale (2019 November 12). Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary. Retrieved December 9, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Informatics_Specialist/Salary
  5. ZipRecruiter (2019 December 2). Healthcare Informatics Consultant Annual Salary. Retrieved December 9, 2019, from https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Healthcare-Informatics-Consultant-Salary
  6. Glassdoor (2019 November 26). Salary: Informatics Analyst. Retrieved on December 9, 2019, from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/informatics-analyst-salary-SRCH_KO0,19.htm
  7. Payscale (2019 November 13). Informatics Nurse Salary. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Informatics_Nurse/Salary