Health informaticians are unique in their profession in that their work is about applying information technology to a domain of unequaled complexity. Healthcare is a very complex work environment where difficult decisions are commonplace and the potential for decision errors is high. As a health informatics professional, you will be helping professionals make better decisions and reduce errors in patient care through the use of information technology. Upon graduation, you will be able to work in primary care environments, hospitals, for the government as well as for information technology companies with a focus on healthcare applications, pharmaceutical companies, consulting companies, and many other healthcare organizations.
Estimates for the job market indicate current demands of thousands of health informatics specialists needed in Canada. The transition to electronic health records in many countries makes this a global demand. As a health informatics professional, you will be able to work anywhere in Canada or any country in the world without having to deal with either certification or licensing. If you decide to continue your education after earning your degree in Health Informatics, you will be able to choose a Masters program in Health Informatics as well as in a variety of other fields.
Please check the following Web sites for the type of jobs you will be able to apply for with a degree in Health Informatics: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), or search for “health informatics” on Monster.com and Monster.ca.
- We are the only college-based Health Informatics program in Canada, which offers a Bachelor of Applied Health Science Degree in Health Informatics.
- Our students have opportunities for paid or non-paid co-op placements during their period of study.
- Our program combines theory and practice. Throughout the program you will apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace.
If you have any questions about the program or would like to schedule a meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.