Informatics Your Career


Your Career — Informatics

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. — US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (July 2022)

Informatics Work Environments

The technical and analytical informatics skill set is applicable and transferable to a number of exciting careers across a broad range of industries. The program aims to help students build on their bachelor’s degree and learn a variety of technology skills that can be applied in a variety of environments to create user friendly systems. The Informatics degree focuses on the user and teaches you how to:

  • implement web applications
  • understand network security
  • manage large-scale data sets
  • design effective human-computer interaction systems
  • manage projects
  • build and manage digital assets management systems

A very important area with projected job growth is health. According to the AHIMA, health informatics is “a science that defines how health information is technically captured, transmitted and utilized … (and) applied to the continuum of health care delivery.”

Possible careers include

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Business Analyst
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Cybersecurity Professional
  • Director of Clinical Informatics Research
  • E-Commerce Developer
  • Health Informatics Director
  • Health Records Manager
  • Information Architect
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Interaction Developer
  • IT Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Online Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Lead
  • Sports Data Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Web Application Developer

Salaries and Job Outlook 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual wage for information security analysts was $102,600 in 2021. In addition, medical and health services managers earned a median pay of $101,340 in 2021.

Informatics jobs are on the rise as regulatory and business requirements make gathering, managing, and drawing conclusions from specific types of data a strategic imperative. This is especially the case in medical and healthcare fields where informatics is being used to improve patient access to their online medical information. The projected job percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 for medical and health services managers is 32%, much faster than than average. Learn more about a career in informatics.


SJSU Career Services for Graduate Students
Carrie McKnight

Carrie McKnight

Students are encouraged to make use of the career services available to them. The San José State University Career Center offers career counseling, interviewing guides, job search tips, and several apps focused on career development.

Carrie McKnight, M.A.
Career Counselor, Graduate Students
San Jose State University Career Center
Administration Building 255
San Jose, CA
(408) 924-6046