Careers in Health Informatics and Analytics

The online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics program from Tufts School of Medicine emphasizes how the health informatics and analytics disciplines complement each other in the process of organizing data to create information that becomes knowledge. In the program, you will examine business cases and use cases to learn how these disciplines are applied in healthcare, public health, and research.

Through the program’s holistic approach and the ability to customize your curriculum with electives, you will be able to align your degree with your career, whether it requires a combined skill set in informatics and analytics or is focused in one area.

Health Informatics and Analytics Careers

A career in health informatics and analytics will allow you to actively participate in the development of health technology solutions that play a crucial role throughout the patient data life cycle. Professionals in this field guide the development of health information technology (HIT) applications and validate how those applications serve user needs. Roles you can pursue include:

  • Health informatician
  • Health informatics consultant
  • Health services manager
  • Health informatics director
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Nurse informatics specialist
  • Pharmacy informatics specialist
  • Healthcare analyst
  • Health data scientist
  • Healthcare data analytics director

Take the Next Step Toward a Career in
Health Informatics and Analytics

With Tufts’ online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics, you will learn to
transform data into actionable solutions for healthcare, public health, and clinical research settings.

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Health Informatics and Analytics Job Outlook and Salary

Through its comprehensive approach, the online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics program prepares you for a breadth of career opportunities in healthcare, public health, and health research. You will become equipped with skills ranging from understanding how artificial intelligence is being applied in healthcare to working with data from electronic health records to improve health outcomes.

Professionals with a combination of informatics and analytical skills are prepared to pursue a variety of careers, including those listed below. The demand and salary for health informatics and analytics jobs vary widely based on a number of factors, including location, position level, and sector.

Medical and Health Services Manager

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) will create a demand for health services managers with HIT expertise who can organize and integrate EHRs across the healthcare industry. 1

$100,980

Median annual wage in
May 2019

+32%

Projected job growth from
2019 to 2029

Computer and Information Research Scientist

Computer and information research scientists, or data scientists, improve ways to sort, manage, and display data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that rapid growth in data collection across many industries will lead to an increased need for data-mining services.2

$122,840

Median annual wage in
May 2019

+15%

Projected job growth from
2019 to 2029

Management Analyst

Business and management analysts who work in health organizations propose ways to make organizations more efficient and profitable. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for management analysts is expected to be strong in healthcare due to higher costs and stricter regulations.3

$85,260

Median annual wage in
May 2019

+11%

Projected job growth from
2019 to 2029

Make a Difference in Health Environment

Learn more about how the MS in Health Informatics & Analytics program positions
you to improve health outcomes by mastering the data life cycle.

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1 All statistics based on medical and health services manager roles via the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (Accessed January 2021).

2 All statistics based on computer and information research scientist roles via the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (Accessed January 2021).

3 All statistics based on management analyst roles via the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (Accessed January 2021).