Careers: Master of Health Informatics - MHI

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Health Informatics Industry Outlook

The practice of health informatics often is motivated by the need to create innovative solutions that enhance the quality and safety of patient care while managing costs, promoting the advancement of public health and population health, and supporting biomedical research and population data. Health Informatics is a field with incredible growth potential and career opportunities are expected to expand significantly over the next few years. Pursuing your Master of Health Informatics from UC prepares you for these emerging roles and puts you in a position to seize new opportunities and dramatically increase your earning potential.

Potential careers include those in computer science, information technology, clinical healthcare, data analytics, decision sciences, information systems, database management, organizational leadership and other key areas.Graduates of UC’s MHI program are serving in a variety of high-level management and leadership roles in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, software development companies and more. As technological innovations continue to transform the healthcare industry, career opportunities will continue to expand for those with the right experience and training.

 

Healthcare

UC’s online Master of Health Informatics program equips students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to advance the future of healthcare. Focused study of informatics can be an advantage to anyone with experience in:

  • Allied Health
  • Clinical Care
  • Dentistry
  • Health Information Management
  • Healthcare Law & Policy
  • Medical Research
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Medical Lab Sciences
  • Medical Imaging

IT/Business

UC’s online Master of Health Informatics degree blends vital healthcare concepts with the study of analytics, management and information technology. There is a very strong job market for these skills and those that want to have a greater impact in the healthcare industry. These roles include:

  • Application Specialists
  • Data Quality Managers
  • Database Managers
  • Consultants
  • Data Analysts
  • IT Coordinators
  • Project Managers
  • Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Systems Analysts
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Focused study of informatics can be an advantage to anyone with experience in:
  • Allied health
  • Clinical care
  • Dentistry
  • Health information management
  • Health care law and policy
  • Medical research
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Public health
  • Medical lab sciences
  • Medical imaging
There is a strong job market for IT and business professionals who want to have greater impact in their current roles or start in Healthcare roles, which may include:
  • Application specialists
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Chief Clinical Informatics Officer
  • Data quality managers
  • Database managers
  • Consultants
  • IT coordinators
  • Project managers
  • Analysts
  • Database administrators
  • Systems analysts

By the numbers

“Demand for clinical informatics and medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22% over the next few years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics." This rapid increase in demand exceeds the availability of skilled health informatics professionals. There has never been a better time to advance your career in healthcare, management or IT.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
“A recent study by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) showed that professionals with a master’s degree in the health information field made roughly 35% more than those holding just a bachelor’s degree. Healthcare regulations and technologies are constantly changing and evolving. As health care advances, health information provides the patient data needed to successfully navigate the changes. As a result, health information professionals can expect to be in high demand as the health sector continues to expand. Demand is on the rise at all levels of education and credentialing."
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)