Careers in Health Informatics

Health informatics touches every corner of modern healthcare and is recognized as the future of the industry.

Our Clinical & Health Informatics graduate programs open doors to exciting new responsibilities. This growing, in-demand field enables limitless possibilities in analyzing trends, making predictions, monitoring outcomes, and improving patient health care.

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a sustained 17% growth in the job market for health informatics professionals in the next decade (much higher than average).

We incorporate the unique perspectives of our industry partners to ensure that what you learn mirrors healthcare trends. We broadly collect feedback – both formally and informally – from professional networks to comprehensively inform the course improvement process and our overall digital learning environment.

Alumni Insights

Jenn Wrenn and Lisa Gillmeister on how their experiences in the program have expanded their skillsets to bolster their careers.

Career Prospects

Graduate education in Clinical and Health Informatics opens doors. Whether you want to move into the field or pursue career advancement within the field, you’ll find opportunities in health systems, public health, research, health IT vendors, and other healthcare-adjacent areas.

Opportunities in Clinical and Health Informatics include roles such as:

Health Informatics Specialist: Optimizes electronic medical records and other patient care technology. Work with practitioners to use healthcare software to find evidence-based medical solutions. reports the average annual salary for Health Informatics Nurse Specialist at $95,390, and for a Clinical Information Coordinator at $95,356.

Health Informatics Management: Brings health informatics teams together as they work with researchers and statisticians to understand clinical problems and use data to formulate solutions. Uses informatics to understand what technical tasks are needed to complete research work, define action items and set target dates to complete the project. reports the average annual salary for a Health Informatics Manager at $149,774, and for a Health Informatics Director at $184,380.

Clinical Analyst: Supports clinical informatics and practitioners by using machine learning and statistics to get results. A Clinical Analyst can expect to earn $93,618, according to ZipRecruiter.

Informatics-informed Clinician or Scientist: Uses an understanding of informatics to formulate new approaches to research or practice. An Informatics-Informed Clinician can expect to make $130,914, according to Glassdoor.

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