Health Information Technology » Careers
"Healthcare is hiring to fill an expected shortage of 50,000 workers to support implementation of electronic health records and health information exchange.”
-- InformationWeek November 07, 2011
Employment demands for HIT jobs continue to grow rapidly, according HIMSS (Health Information Managent Systems Society). A recent survey focused on HIT industry staffing shows that more trained professionals will be needed in 2011 to meet workforce shortages. Clinical informatics professionals and implementation experts will be in great demand as the medical profession transitions from paper-based records to electronic technology.
Career development is an integral part of UT Austin's Health IT certificate programs. To help graduates who successfully complete the program find immediate employment in the field of Health IT, students will be provided with career resources including workshops on resumes and cover letters, informational interviewing, job interview preparation, and informational events with employers.
Students can meet individually with a career advisor to develop their resumes and to practice interview skills. They will also have many opportunities to network with employers during brown bag lunches and career panels. In addition, employers will have the opportunity to conduct on-campus interviews with certificate students, post jobs, and participate in career fairs. As part of a recent program we conducted almost 200 onsite interviews for our students with potential employers. Our job is to help you get a job!
The Health IT program currently works with approximately 40 employers including EHR software companies, hospitals, clinics, state agencies and consulting groups who have placed our graduates within their organizations. As potential new employers discover the success of our program they enthusiastically seek to interview our students as well. Our graduates have been hired directly from our program to fill positions as software trainer, project management specialist, software implementation consultant, EHR sales, business analysts, and policy specialist, among others.
Employers realize that the graduates of our program are “job ready”. They possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make them successful in their careers. Not only are the employers happy with their new employees but our graduates show overwhelming satisfaction and enthusiasm in their new careers. The intersection of healthcare, technology and innovation makes Health Information Technology an exciting place to be.
Employers Hiring Health IT Graduates, 2010-2012
New Mexico REC (NM Medical Review Association)
People's Community Clinic
Providence Health Services
Scott & White Healthcare
St. David's Hospital
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
The Advisory Board Company
UT Medicine San Antonio
Valley Baptist Hospital
Village Health Partners
Cumberland Consulting Group
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Health Information Associates
Health Texas Providers Network
Legacy Community Health Services
Lone Star Circle of Care
MedSpring Urgent Care