Informatics Nurse Specialists

Informatics Nurse Specialist Inputs Data

Informatics nurse specialists work on the technical side of the medical field. They manage health care data systems and share information with nurses, health care providers, patients, and consumers. They are also involved in preparing and maintaining computerized systems and training and supervising users of the systems. They analyze the patient, nursing, and health care information systems to determine ways to improve nursing services. Informatics nurse specialists work in hospitals and large medical facilities, as well as in organizations that focus on public health or global health, and in pharmacology. The job closest to that of informatics nurse specialists that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on is computer systems analysts. In May 2016, there were 600,000 computer systems analysts employed in the United States. About 40,000 worked in hospitals and medical offices, and a smaller subest of that number worked as informatics nurse specialists..

Next Section: History

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Design, develop, and modify computerized health care systems for nurses and health care professionals; educate and train users of nurse informatics systems
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Health
Experience Two to three years experience
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Required
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, Informatics Department
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist
  • Junior Informatics Nurse Specialist