Professionals are needed at all levels of health informatics, and employers are already competing for candidates.  At the beginning of the ladder are analysts. Clinical analysts often have some clinical background, and they work with clinicians to evaluate their technical needs and examine clinical workflows. Applications analysts often have some technical background, and they work with the development staff to produce specifications and make sure the systems are aligned with the clinical needs. At the next level, project managers handle the projects and make sure that everything comes together for the projects. Senior managers and Chief Information Officers sit at the top of the ladder, orchestrating the complex operations of the organizations.

Health informatics professionals work in a variety of companies: providers such as hospitals and hospital systems are one of the most obvious, but many people are also needed at consulting companies and vendors that work with the providers and supply the systems. Health plans and government groups also employ health informatics professionals.

A degree in health informatics gives you the key to an exciting growth industry.