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Health Informatics Career Outlook for Online Master’s Graduates

Health Informatics Career Overview

Pitt’s Online MSHI prepares you for success in an extensive range of in-demand jobs. For example, employment of health care managers is projected to grow 28% by 2032, which is nine times faster than the average for all occupations.¹ Our Online MS in Health Informatics helps you cultivate widely sought-after, holistic expertise that blends health care, business management and technology—and commands a median annual wage of $104,830 or higher.¹

¹U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023

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What Industry-Aligned Skills Will You Gain With an MSHI?

The Pitt Online MSHI program equips you with salary-boosting skills that empower you to be an agile leader in the rapidly evolving health care landscape. Our curriculum, paired with hands-on experiences, focuses on ensuring you can master the following job functions, among others:

  • Effectively Communicate
    Effectively communicate with health industry stakeholders by interpreting and exemplifying ideas through technical and industry-specific language.
  • Proactively Identify Needs
    Proactively identify health care operations needs to improve access, quality of care, clinical outcomes, cost, and patient satisfaction and engagement.
  • Leverage Technical Knowledge
    Leverage health information systems knowledge to propose creative technology-based informatics solutions—such as databases and IT infrastructures—to streamline processes and improve patient care.
  • Support Clinical Decisions
    Support clinical and health care business decision-making through the use of analytics and research with a focus on meaningful interpretation of data.

“Pitt’s online MSHI was 100 percent the right program for me. I’m able to turn around and apply it to my work right now. I’m developing in my current line of work while building a better future for myself as well. You can’t beat that.”

Julie Rose Lechlite
Online MSHI ʼ22

Prepare for Data-Driven Health Informatics Jobs

Health Care and Business Leadership Roles

  • Health informatics business analyst
  • Director of health informatics
  • Medical director of informatics quality and process improvement
  • Clinical informatics coordinator

Health Care Analytics Jobs

  • Health data scientist
  • Health informatics data analyst
  • Clinical informatics analyst
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Clinical informatics director
  • Chief medical information officer

Health Information Technology Jobs

  • Health informatics consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • EHR implementation specialist
  • Informatics analyst
  • Health IT project manager
  • Product manager
  • Privacy officer

Pitt MSHI Alumni Career Outcomes

In addition to preparing graduates for a wide range of job functions, the Online MSHI at Pitt sets students up for success in a number of health care industries and leading companies. Check out the following recognizable organizations where Online MSHI alumni have accepted positions:

Health Care Organizations

  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • OhioHealth
  • Pittsburgh VA Hospital
  • Premier Healthcare
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Enterprise – Data Quality
  • UPMC Magee
  • UPMC Revenue Cycle

Health Plans

  • Cigna
  • Gateway Health
  • Highmark
  • UPMC Health Plan

IT Companies

  • Epic Systems Corporation
  • HM Health Solutions
  • MRO Corporation
  • Omnicell

Explore Health Informatics Insights and Industry Trends

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Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Is a master’s in health informatics worth it?” The answer is yes.
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Informaticists are already some of the highest earners in non-clinical health care jobs. However, informatics specialists with the following skills can earn even more.
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Many frontline health care workers earn an online master’s in health informatics program in order to take on new roles with more regular hours, less stress and remote work opportunities.

Ready to Boost Your Career in a Widely Growing Industry?