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Biomedical informatics combines information technology, data science and knowledge for improvement in patient health care. The program educates undergraduate students in the informatics knowledge and skills that are so important in today's health care industry.
The program will enable graduates to improve the quality of patient health care and reduce the cost of it by consolidating patient health history and interventions across hospitals and clinics; providing the right information about patient health to clinicians; and, reducing clinical errors and waste. They will be able to minimize the number of hospital visits by managing and monitoring a patient's clinical condition at home, and they will be able to shorten hospital stays and improve the patient hospital experience by providing the patient with faster access to resources.
Graduates will be able to evaluate a patient's condition; make an early detection of disease; support the clinician in making a better, more precise diagnosis and prognosis; plan a treatment for the patient's disease; and track disease progression.
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This rapidly expanding field prepares graduates for careers in a wide range of health care settings. Graduates of the program are employed in positions such as biomedical analysts, medical information analysts, software analysts, electronic health records analysts, public health informatics scientists and research associates, among others. Some with interests in life sciences and technology may see this program as a unique way to combine the two. Others may find this degree the first step toward medical school or advanced medical research or to continued graduate-level study in biomedical informatics.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Clinical Data Managers||33.8%||$79,990|
|Computer Network Architects||8.7%||$98,430|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||7.5%||$61,830|
|Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||8.7%||$72,010|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||10.7%||$108,360|
|Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers||3.3%||$83,410|
|Computer Systems Analysts||20.9%||$82,710|
|Geographic Information Systems Technicians||3.3%||$83,410|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||15.4%||$127,640|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||16.9%||$92,810|
|Informatics Nurse Specialists||20.9%||$82,710|
|Administrative Services Managers||8.2%||$83,790|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||13%||$102,880|
|Software Developers, Applications||18.8%||$95,510|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).