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College of Engineering & Information Sciences

Health Information Systems Careers Overview

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will generate 3 million new jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry. In addition, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama in February 2009, $19 billion will be spent over the next five years to bring electronics records programs to practices and hospitals nationwide. The health information systems and critical business skills you'll gain DeVry University can help open the door to rewarding opportunities in this promising field that's ripe with opportunity

Professional Responsibilities

 

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University with a specialization in Health Information Systems, you'll be equipped to apply the latest technologies and best practices specific to the healthcare technology industry in a wide range of settings. Professional responsibilities of health informatics specialists and health IT managers include:

  • Developing computer software systems that help doctors and other health professionals diagnose diseases and set treatment plans
  • Managing and analyzing data
  • Developing, modifying or purchasing software applications for hospitals, care centers and insurers
  • Improving billing and payment processes

Industries

 

Health information systems careers are found in a number of diverse environments, including:

  • Biotechnology firms
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Diagnostic testing companies
  • Government agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research foundations

Career Options

 

DeVry graduates in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Health Information Systems will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • IT management
  • Software development
  • Database management
  • Data analysis
  • Health record equipment/software sales

The DeVry University Career Advantage

 

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of computer information systems. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '09 graduates, 80% of U.S. DeVry Computer Information Systems graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $45,801. (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)