If you're interested in studying and navigating the intersection of computer science, information technology, data, and healthcare, a degree in
Health Informatics may be the perfect fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Healthcare Informatics students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7
years), doctorate degree (8+ years), or certificate program (6 months to 2 years).
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer technology coursework
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Healthcare Informatics Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Healthcare Informatics include:
- Medical Records Assistant
- Medical Informatics Consultant
- Healthcare Technology Services Director
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians was $40,350 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- ureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited June 18, 2020).