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Informatics Nurse Specialists

Overview

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..

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Social

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager, Informatics Department

Informatics Nurse Specialist

Junior Informatics Nurse Specialist

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