Clinical Applications Specialists


Overview

Clinical Applications Specialists

Introduction

Clinical applications specialists train health care professionals to use new health care equipment and software. Such technology includes electro-medical equipment [e.g., patient-monitoring systems, MRI machines, diagnostic imaging equipment (including informatics equipment), and ultrasonic scanning devices], irradiation apparatuses (e.g., X-ray devices and other diagnostic imaging, as well as computed tomography equipment), practice management software, health information management software, software as a medical device (i.e., sof...

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Median Salary

$71,981

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

One to three years of experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Clinical applications specialists earned salaries that ranged from $49,000 to $97,000 in 2019, according to PayScale.com. They had median earnings of $71,981. Clinical applications specialists also received bonuses of up to $4,586.

Fringe benefits include paid holidays, vacations, and sick days; personal days; medical, dental, and life insurance; retirement and pension plans; and educati...

Work Environment

In 2017, CNNMoney/PayScale.com gave high letter grades to the career of clinical applications specialist in terms of personal job satisfaction ("B"), low stress ("A"), and the chance to benefit society ("B"). This career will be an attractive option for those who like a constantly-changing work environment, frequent interaction with others, and the opportunity to teach others. Clinical applicat...

Outlook

In 2017, the career of clinical applications specialist was selected as the 7th-best job in the United States by CNNMoney/PayScale.com. The best jobs were those that offered fast growth, strong pay, and satisfying work. New medical equipment and software continue to be invented, and CASs are needed to help teach medical professionals about these new technologies. Clinical application...

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