Are you techno-savvy, interested in leading the transformation in healthcare and looking for an in-demand job with a good salary?
Consider a career as a nurse informaticist.
First recognized as a nursing specialty by the American Nurses Association in 1992, nursing informatics is a growing specialty that can lead to higher-paying consulting positions.
The average salary is $98,702, according to the HIMSS 2011 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey. The 2007 survey found an average salary of $83,675, compared to $69,500 in 2004.
Respondents with a certification in nursing informatics earned an average salary of $119,644. As in 2007, the highest average salary, $153,576, went to respondents working at consulting firms.
Other findings of the survey include:
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Robin Farmer is a freelance writer with a focus on health, education and business. Visit her at RobinFarmerWrites.com.