Biomedical Informatics, BS

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Become a part of this multidisciplinary field in which you will learn to translate biomedical data into information and knowledge that improves health outcomes.

Biomedical informatics 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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Biomedical Informatics, BS

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Career outlook

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 data science analysts, bioinformaticians, software engineers, public health informatics scientists and PhD students, among others. Those 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.

Example careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Bioinformatics Scientists8%$76,690
Biostatisticians 33.8%$84,060
Clinical Data Managers 33.8%$84,060
Computer Network Architects6.5%$104,650
Computer and Information Research Scientists 19.2%$114,520
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers9.3%$88,510
Computer Systems Analysts9.1%$88,270
Statistical Assistants9.2%$47,400
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Informatics Nurse Specialists9.1%$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).

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