The average salary for a Health Informatics Specialist is $62,663.
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Job Description for Health Informatics Specialist
A healthcare informatics specialist works in a healthcare institution to establish and maintain the information technology systems within the organization. This involves making sure that the systems comply to company policies, regulations, and the law. The specialist will be involved with research of technology systems and then plan for the implementation of the chosen system. Usually the ability to work on a team is important. Implementing a system may involve carrying out testing of the system…Read more
Health Informatics Specialist Tasks
- Participate in the development of health information technology protocols and policies to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Provide administrative/technical support to help troubleshoot and assist with problems faced by system users.
- Identify deficiencies in hospital informatics standards and develop plans to improve processes.
- Assess learning needs of hospital staff and develop training to improve employee knowledge.
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Popular Skills for Health Informatics Specialist
Skills in SQL and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis and Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist
An entry-level Health Informatics Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,710 based on 28 salaries. An early career Health Informatics Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,663 based on 141 salaries. A mid-career Health Informatics Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,762 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Health Informatics Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,812 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,134.
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Employees with Health Informatics Specialist in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (14.6% more) and Miami, Florida (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (14.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.6% less).
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