According to Healthcare Daily Online, "Health informatics is primarily an administrative support profession, and professionals are tasked with developing, maintaining and ultimately facilitating the usage of various medical records systems for the healthcare organization to which they are assigned" (HCDO, 2018).
Programs in Health Informatics at UNT
What jobs can I pursue with degrees in Health Informatics?
There are several settings where individuals can practice Health Informatics. Here are a few of those settings (ExploreHealthCareers.org, 2018):
- Clinical Informatics
- Clinical Research Informatics
- Consumer Health Informatics
- Dental Informatics
- Mental Health Informatics
- Nursing Informatics
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Primary Care Informatics
- Public Health/Population Informatics
- Telemedicine and Mobile Computing Informatics
- Translational Bioinformatics
- Veterinary Informatics
Is Health Informatics a growing field?
Yes! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in health informatics are "projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations" (BLS, 2018).
Are there any scholarships available to students pursuing a degree in health informatics?
Yes! The Department of Information Science offers many scholarship opportunities to their students. Click on the following link for more information.
Who can help me create a plan for this career path?
If you are a current student interested in exploring the Information Science undergraduate degree or graduate degree plan, please visit appointments.unt.edu. If you are a prospective student interested in learning more about our programs, please contact our advising office.
Department of Information Science Advising
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Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018). Medical records and health information technicians. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
ExploreHealthCareers.org (2018). Informatics overview. ExploreHealthCareers.
Retrieved from: https://explorehealthcareers.org/field/informatics/
HealthCareDailyOnline (2013). Health informatics: job description, salary, and education. Healthcare Daily Online. Retrieved from: https://www.healthcaredailyonline.com/health-informatics-job-description-salary-and-education/