Use Technology to Help Deliver Better Health Care

Health care faces significant challenges, notably uncontrolled costs, security issues, patient safety and managing fast growing volumes of data. These challenges have created a demand for professionals who can improve the safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency of our health care systems. Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics prepares you to meet this demand.

Professions in health informatics use computers and technology to manage all aspects of health care data and information. At NSU, you’ll use the same technologies used in the real world to develop your skills. You’ll learn how and why health informatics is a vital part of our health care delivery system and study crucial components of the field including data and information, electronic medical records, ethical and legal issues, privacy and security, differences in health care systems and how to assess health care quality. You’ll also have opportunities to apply what you’ve learned in a real-world setting through an internship. NSU’s B.S. in Health Informatics will give you an edge in propelling your career forward.

Why Should You Major in Health Informatics at NSU?

Become a Leader in a Fast-Growing Profession

Jobs in health informatics are growing at a much faster rate than the average for all other jobs. This is due to rapidly evolving medical technologies and systems. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “the demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.” An example of some job outlooks for the date range of 2019 to 2029, in the field of health informatics, include:

  • Medical Records and Health information Technicians – 8% growth
  • Health Care Database Administrators – 10% growth
  • Health Care Computer Systems Analysts – 7% growth
  • Health Care Operations Research Analysts – 25% growth

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a health informatics degree vary widely because of the many career offerings associated with this degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics some of the average annual salaries (in 2019) of popular jobs include:

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians – $42,630
  • Health Care Database Administrators – $93,700
  • Health Care Computer Systems Analysts – $90,920
  • Health Care Operations Research Analysts – $84,810

Shark Destinations

With a bachelor’s in health informatics, you have a lot of flexibility in job location. You can find employment in private practice, integrative health clinics, hospitals and other medical settings, as well as educational and government settings. Some of the careers NSU graduates can pursue include medical informatics, nursing informatics, data entry specialist, template writer, project designer, health information technician, systems data analyst and more.

Additionally, NSU’s B.S. in Health Informatics creates a pathway for a number of graduate programs at NSU including the Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Science in Computer Science and others.