A Multi-Disciplinary Professional Field
Health informatics, a multi-disciplinary professional field, studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem-solving, and decision making. The advancement of technology in the medical field, accompanied by the requirements to keep sensitive data confidential, has created a robust need for health informatics specialists who work at he intersection of information science, computer science, and health care.
Health Informatics Employment Outlook
Employment of medical and health services managers, the BLS sector into which Health Informatics falls, is expected to grow by 32% through 2029, with professionals earning a median average salary estimated at $100,980 per year (bls.gov). Students graduating from the MTU MS in Health Informatics program have a median average starting salary of approximately $107,900 per year and often receive multiple job offers.