Health Information Specialization Career Opportunities
College of <br />
 <strong> Engineering & Information Sciences </strong>

College of
Engineering & Information Sciences

Health Information Systems Specialization

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

Industries

Career Options

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

DeVry Career Advantage

From career-focused programs to our results-driven career services team, our focus is on preparing you for your chosen career. The proof is in the numbers. In 2013, 86% of DeVry University Computer Information Systems graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within six months of graduation at an average salary of $46,856.

1 Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.