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Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management


Career Outlook

coworkers collaboratingFueled by general growth in the health care sector, demand for health services management professionals is on the rise. In fact, health services management is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment for medical and health services managers, which includes jobs for health informatics and health information management professionals, will grow by 32% between 2020 and 2030.

With the explosion in health care data, health informatics and information management have become increasingly important to population health management and information exchange. As the BLS stated, "As health information technology (HIT) gains broader adoption, health care providers will increasingly rely on health information professionals for health information and HIT systems."

Variety of Careers

coworkers in meetingGraduates of the University of Washington Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program are prepared to advance to senior leadership positions in areas such as compliance and risk management, informatics and data analytics, information technology and health records. More than 60% of recent MHIHIM grads reported earning promotions or taking new positions after starting the program. 

Jobs for graduates might include:

  • Director of clinical informatics
  • Regional director of health information management
  • Director of risk management
  • Vice president of revenue cycle management
  • Chief compliance officer
  • Chief data officer
  • Senior project director (electronic health record systems, information systems development)
  • Consultant (compliance, applied informatics, analytics)
  • Privacy officer

Sampling of Jobs of Recent MHIHIM Grads

  • Director, Information Security, Noom
  • Oncology Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente
  • Customer Engagement Program Manager, UW Medicine IT Services
  • Platform Product Manager - Data Science, Clarify Health Solutions
  • Senior Product Implementation & Customer Success Manager, LeanTaaS
  • Senior Clinical Informatics Analyst, Senior Link
  • Supervisor, Navy Medicine and Training, Navy Branch Hospital, Bangor
  • Pharmacy Automation and Analytics Manager, UW Medicine
  • Senior Associate, Total Health Management Specialty Practice, Mercer
  • Legislative Policy Manager, Providence
  • Supervisor, Health Information Integrity, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Health Data Engineer, Health Stream Analytics
  • Healthcare Analyst, Milliman Consulting 
  • Business Data Analyst, UW Medicine
  • Informatics Project Coordinator, American Immunization Registry Association
  • Pharmacy Operations Analyst, RxSense

Read more about the careers of some of our outstanding graduates.