Passionate about health care and information technology? Care for patients by managing data and medical software as a health care IT professional.

The online Master of Health Administration degree supplies the knowledge and credentials needed to work as a health care IT professional.

What Does a Career as a Health Care IT Professional Look Like?

Health care IT professionals apply knowledge of medicine and data management to assist in the usage, training, design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. They may educate staff and assist in problem solving to support the implementation or usage of the health care information technology system.

Health care IT professionals typically:

  • Design, develop, select, test, implement, and evaluate new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms.
  • Support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts.
  • Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve medical services.
  • Apply knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to medical practice, education, administration, or research.
  • Translate medical practice information between medical staff and systems engineers, analysts, or designers using object-oriented models or other techniques.
  • Develop strategies, policies or procedures for introducing, evaluating or modifying information technology applied to medical practice, administration, education, or research.

Health Care IT Professional Career Salary and Forecast

Professionals working in North Carolina as health care IT professionals earn a median salary of $79,812 (as of 2018).

The average salary in North Carolina for graduates of this program is $79,812 (as of 2018). This average salary is above the living wage for North Carolina

Job opportunities for North Carolina health care IT professionals are growing at a rate of 23.39% per year. This job growth rate is significantly higher than the national labor market average of 7.4%.

The number of people employed in this field is expected to grow over the next 10 years.

What Education is Required to Work as a Health Care IT Professional?

All professionals currently working as health care IT professionals have a bachelor’s degree, and approximately one third have a master’s degree.

All advertised education levels: Associates Degree: 68.3% Bachelor's Degree: 69.2% Master's Degree: 31.7% Doctoral Degree: 1.9%

Health Care IT Professional Job Opportunities

Job titles in this industry vary by employer. Graduates of this degree program find employment working as the following:

  • Health Care IT Professional
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Clinical Applications Specialist
  • Clinical Informatics Director
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Clinical Informatics Strategist
  • Clinical Information Systems Director
  • Director Clinical Information Services
  • Nursing Information Systems Coordinator
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Medical Data Management Specialist
  • Health Care Data Analyst
  • Health Care IT Specialist

Health care IT professionals are in demand. Explore job opportunities here.

Ready to Get Started?

Interested in working with medical information technology vital to providing quality patient care? Apply now to get the education required to work as a health care IT professional.

Data sourced from Burning Glass Program Insight and: 
Burning Glass Technologies. 2018.