Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
Be the change healthcare needs—get started on your career in health informatics at UChicago
The master's in bioinformatics program at UChicago harnesses the culture of rigorous inquiry, analysis, and discourse we are known for to prepare students for success and leadership in their professional careers in healthcare informatics. This burgeoning field requires top-tier minds to solve the problems facing healthcare across the globe, from patient care to curing disease. Take this crucial step into the future with us and help us save lives.
What careers are there in health informatics?
Health informatics practitioners are the architects who structure, assemble, and effectively use data to improve human health. The uncommonly wide range of careers in this field includes administrators, clinicians, physicians, programmers, technologists and other professionals in clinical, technical, and administrative roles who collaborate in a variety of settings such as hospitals, labs, group medical practices, government agencies, public health organizations, medical software companies, and insurance companies. The opportunity for growth in this industry is endless.
Careers in healthcare informatics include:
- Chief Medical Information Officer
- Clinical Informatics Specialist
- Computer and Information Research Scientist
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Data Architect
- Data Scientist
- Health Information Specialist
- Health Information Technology Project Manager
- Health Informatics Consultant
- Informatics Analyst
- Informatics Manager
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Nursing Informatics Specialist
- Electronic Health Record Specialist (EHR)
Change the course of your career—earn a master's in bioinformatics
Our alumni often tell us that the combination of experiences within our biomedical informatics program helped them find the job they were looking for. Between the Capstone experience, your relationships with instructors and instructional assistants who share their classroom and professional experiences, and interactions with classmates from varied backgrounds, there is a rich fabric of career opportunities to support your professional goals. If you are looking to become a leader in health informatics, look at UChicago.
What is the job demand and salary for healthcare informatics?
The high-demand healthcare or biomedical informatics field requires skilled and knowledgeable professionals for healthcare administration and management, health information technology, clinical IT leadership, education and academia, and research. A wide variety of employers need qualified medical informatics professionals with Master’s-level degrees, including hospitals and healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical technology and device companies, public health organizations, research laboratories, government agencies, insurance companies, medical software companies, medical libraries, and universities. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting this sector to open 56,600 jobs from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than the average for all occupations in the US and salaries exceeding $100,000—you can invest in your career to bring positive change to healthcare.
Popular Health Informatics Jobs
Unlock the future of healthcare with medical informatics
By 2019, postings for data scientists on Indeed had risen by 256%, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts data science will see more growth than almost any other field between now and 2029. Source.
Join the healthcare information technology movement
The key to medical discoveries lies within the vast amount of healthcare data available today. You can unlock the solutions to critical issues plaguing medical care in this country by gaining the knowledge and skills to excel in the high-demand field of biomedical informatics. UChicago will help you break into this industry and position you to become an essential player in the technological data revolution.
"I’m doing things I never imagined I’d ever do"
I’m putting everything I learned in the biomedical informatics program to use. UChicago gave me the foundation and now I’m building upon it. I’m doing things I never imagined I’d ever do.Wasay Khan, MScBMI student