Informatics Nurse Specialists


Overview

Informatics Nurse Specialists

Introduction

Informatics nurse specialists work on the technical side of the medical field. They manage health care data systems and share information with nurses, health care providers, patients, and consumers. They prepare and maintain computerized systems and train and supervise users of the systems. They analyze the patient, nursing, and health care information systems to determine ways to improve nursing services. Informatics nurse specialists work in hospitals and large medical facilities, as well as in organizations that focus on public h...

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Median Salary

$84,693

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Two to three years experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

The average salary for nursing informatics specialists was $84,693 in January 2018, according to PayScale.com. Salaries ranged from $63,000 to $110,000 or more. The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide information specifically for nursing informatics specialists but has data for computer systems analysts, who share some of the same skills and job tasks as informat...

Work Environment

Informatics nurse specialists work in offices in a variety of settings: hospitals, health care facilities, consulting firms, corporations, and universities. They spend much of the workday on computers, evaluating software programs and systems, creating reports, and e-mailing with co-workers and other team members and supervisors. They may also spend time in meetings and training staff in the us...

Outlook

The outlook is bright for informatics nurse specialists. Demand is expected to be strong in the years to come for these specialists due to the growth of electronic health record use, e-prescriptions, and other health care information technologies. Computer systems analysts in general will have good employment opportunities, about 9 percent growth through 2028, according to the U.S. Department o...

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