Health Information Consultant

Career Overview

Health information consultants are also known as health care information consultants. They act as liaisons with the technology world and the health care industry.  This is a growing and changing career field. Health information consultants help health organizations like medical clinics and hospitals to have the most accurate and up to date record keeping systems available. The main goal is to ensure that healthcare systems have the most effective and efficient medical recording, financial, and administrative computerized systems available.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Information Technology
Master’s Degree in Health Care Information Technology

This is a very technical career field. Most entry level jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree in health care information technology or a similar related information technology field. Management and project lead positions often require at least a master’s degree or a doctorate degree, especially at university level research medical facilities.


Information Technology
Database Management
Medical and Healthcare Terminology
Software Applications
Data Collection in the Healthcare Field
Classification and Coding Systems

School Recommendations

Everest University
DeVry University

Kaplan University
Capella University

Walden University

Employment Trends

Job Availability of Computer Information Specialists in 2008: 961,200
Projected job openings for Computer Information Specialists through 2018: 1,247,800
Average Annual Salaries for Computer Information Specialists in 2008: $66,310

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics





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