Health Information Specialization Career Opportunities
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 Engineering & Information Sciences

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


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

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