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Biomedical informatics (BMI) is a multidisciplinary field that involves the understanding of information sciences and technology and their application to the fields of biomedical science, clinical imaging, health care practice, and population health.
The BMI curriculum includes biomedical informatics, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and statistics. Students learn approaches to analyzing data, modeling knowledge, and using these capabilities to address problems in the biomedical and health domains. Students have the opportunity to do research alongside world-renowned faculty, who are experts in bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics, and population health informatics. Graduates of the program have a broad set of informatics knowledge and skills that will enable them to contribute to many areas of health and biomedicine in their future work.
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Graduates with a degree in the rapidly expanding field of biomedical informatics are prepared for careers in a wide range of health care settings. They 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%||$84,060|
|Computer Network Architects||6.5%||$104,650|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||19.2%||$114,520|
|Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers||9.3%||$88,510|
|Computer Systems Analysts||9.1%||$88,270|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$98,350|
|Informatics Nurse Specialists||9.1%||$88,270|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).