Health Information Database Creators Careers

health database creatorCareer Overview

Health information database creators create and work with health information database software to store, analyze, and report health information. This information can include medical records, administrative information, and also financial health information. Health information database creators identify specific health information needs and create new computer databases around these requirements or update old systems. They also plan and coordinate security and access to the health database system.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Information Technology or Computer Information Systems
Master’s Degree in Health Care Information Technology or Computer Information Systems

Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in a computer related field. Employers often also prefer applicants with a masters degrees in fields like health care information technology or computer information systems.

Coursework

Information Technology
Database Management and Design
Law
Database Management and Security
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

Jobs Available for Computer Database Administrators in 2008: 120,400
Projected job openings for Computer Database Administrators through 2018: 144, 700
Average Annual Salaries for Computer Database Administrators in 2008: $66,310

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

 

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