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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics: Career Outlook

Find your place in a booming field.

As healthcare institutions nationwide convert to electronic medical records — and companies as large as Google, Apple and Amazon move into the patient data industry — health informatics is thriving.

Excel as an ethical, knowledgeable professional with the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics.

  • 20.5% projected job growth through 2029 for health information managers and directors1
  • 75% of healthcare executives named data management and interoperability among their biggest challenges in 20192
  • $7.1 billion in spending on electronic medical records (EMRs) in 2017, more than 3x spending on EMR in 20133

You can apply your skills anywhere patient data is stored, from public health agencies to outpatient clinics.

This certificate is especially ideal for students employed in a clinical, business or IT role in a healthcare setting who are interested in transitioning to health informatics.

Health Informatics Consultant:


As a health informatics consultant, you’d oversee your organization’s electronic health record systems, training staff to use the system and ensuring it meets federal standards. You’d also stay up to date on health informatics trends and keep your systems current.4

Nurse Informaticist:


As a nurse informaticist, you’d work with clinical practitioners to integrate technology into daily care. You would design and implement new features in EMR systems, develop data policies and standards and train staff in best practices.5

Additional roles for health informatics graduates include:

  • Medical Informatics Analyst
  • Clinical Informaticist
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Home Health Data Specialist
  • Coding Auditor or Analyst
  • Informatics Specialist
  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Clinical Documentation Manager
  • Medical Records and Coding Manager

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Program Outcomes: Set Yourself Apart From the Competition

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics prepares you to:

  • Know how computers store, access and process data.
  • Use software programs to solve simple but meaningful real-world problems.
  • Be aware of today’s computer security issues, including viruses, spam, phishing and spyware.
  • Pursue general practice in the health informatics field, with an understanding of health data management.
  • Understand computer architecture and organization, programming languages, data structures and algorithm design.
  • Apply knowledge in systems interoperability, information assurance and interfaces and integration.

Once you’ve completed the certificate, you can transfer it directly into our online Master of Science in Health Informatics and continue your studies!

Scranton Career Support

Whether you’re just starting out or advancing in your field, the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is here to support you.

Both before and after you graduate, our experienced advisors can help you build your career and find opportunities that suit your unique skills and talents.

Let’s work together to ensure your success. We can’t wait to get to know you.

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  2. Donovan, F. (2019 January 22). Healthcare IT Spending Priorities Include Big Data Analytics, AI. HIT Infrastructure. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from
  3. Healthcare Growth Partners (2018 January 24). Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review. (Rep.) Retrieved November 27, 2019, from
  4. ZipRecruiter (2019 November). Healthcare Informatics Consultant Annual Salary. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from
  5. Payscale (2019 November 13). Informatics Nurse Salary. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from