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A Career in Health Informatics Combines Data and Healthcare

If you’re analytical and fascinated by health, technology and business and you are driven to improve outcomes, you may find a career in health informatics of interest. The U.S. National Library of Medicine defines health informatics as “the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in health care services delivery, management and planning.”

So if you have a degree or work experience in health care, information management or data analytics, Logan University’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) may be a great option to advance your career. Named one of the Most Affordable programs in the U.S. by bestvalueschools.com and a Best Online Master’s in Health Informatics by Best College Reviews, Logan’s MSHI is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive graduate program that prepares students to utilize computer technology in the advancement of medicine.

With projected job growth of 18 percent through 2028, the field of health informatics is a rewarding career option for people from a variety of professional backgrounds. In addition to presenting opportunities to make a difference by improving health care management and patient outcomes, the median annual salary for health informaticists is $90,000, and 77 percent of master’s program graduates report receiving a salary increase.

Graduates of Logan’s Master of Science in Health Informatics have the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, colleges and universities, research departments, vendor companies and consulting firms. New and experienced health informaticists find rewarding positions as clinical information systems administrators, medical information officers, nursing informatics officers, data architects and business informatics. In addition, positions as health informatics specialists, informatics pharmacists and nurses and public health informatics are also common among those with this knowledge.

In fact, according to a recent 2023 study*, the top careers in healthcare informatics includes: Clinical Informatics Specialists, Clinical Data Analysts, Clinical Information Managers, Testing Analysts, Bioinformatics Scientists and Biostatisticians.

No matter which career path you choose, Logan’s MSHI degree can help prepare you for this next step. There are three tracks in the MSHI program. The first is a leadership track, targeted toward students currently in leadership roles related to health informatics or striving for leadership positions in the future. In this track, student will build expertise in three major healthcare areas: healthcare administration, health information systems and technology, and management and leadership. The second is a data analytics track, for students new to the industry or for those who want to understand analytics reporting in health care. In this track, students will develop the skills necessary to manage, manipulate and analyze large-scale clinical and operational databases. The third is an applied informatics track, which is designed to help health care professionals learn how to manage and analyze data for use in clinical decisions by patients and providers while advancing quality improvement efforts across health systems.

“We found out our MSHI students had a wide variety of backgrounds, and they needed specialized tracks to blend IT, health and business administration to excel in their careers,” said Deshae Redden, EdD, MSHI program director.

Think a health informatics career is right for you? Get in touch with our admissions team today!

 

*Lightcast Analyst, 2023