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Career Opportunities

Why Health Informatics?

The B.S. in Health Informatics will provide you with strong foundational knowledge and skills in Health Informatics so that you may achieve professional success, whether your trajectory is to pursue advanced academic goals or a myriad of career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020), “the demand for Medical Records and Health Information Technician workers is projected to increase annually by 11% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average rate for other occupations” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Health information technology is a vital component of health care quality and outcomes, of which our health care system increasingly relies on to promote favorable patient outcomes.

Our graduates can work in:

  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Systems Data Analysis
  • Health Information Technician
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Project Management
  • Implementation Specialist
  • Project Designer
  • Researcher
  • Programmer
  • Clinical Systems Analysts
  • Health Information Technology (HIT) Educator and Trainers
  • HIT Consultant
  • Template Writers
  • Account Representative
  • HIT Pre-sales and Sales

Students can enhance their education by seeking graduate degrees in:

  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Public Health
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Athletic Training, and Exercise and Sport Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Cyber Security Management
  • Master of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • Master of Information Technology

Pre-Health Professions

This program is the first in the nation to offer a seven-year Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. The accelerated option of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in seven years supports the increasing demand for a public health workforce while providing interested students with the opportunity to make an early commitment to a pre-medical and medical program that offers a competitive advantage, both in the quality of educational experience and in the expedience of degree attainment. A 4 + 4 option is also available for students wishing to pursue four years of Health Informatics education prior to beginning their medical school curriculum. Students who pursue the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine will be actively mentored by designated College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty and have the opportunity to participate in global and domestic medical outreach opportunities. The B.S.H.I. curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary coursework to complete both the general education requirements, Health Informatics requirements, and the pre-med requirements.

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