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Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the country. It’s worth more than $800 billion and has over a million job openings annually. While healthcare professionals like doctors, surgeons, and nurses make up many of these positions, much of the healthcare industry job market includes tech-adjacent roles. From the care patients experience to the way their data is stored, technology is continuously reshaping how the industry operates. Professionals with a range of tech skills are needed now more than ever to keep the industry operational.

Healthcare Technology Jobs

Clinical applications analyst

A professional who evaluates software systems and applications for healthcare facilities and selects options that enhance the organization’s performance, patient safety and experience, and healthcare provider efficiency and effectiveness.

Skills to have

A combination of communication and technical skills, including customer service, critical thinking, problem solving, project management, applications and systems proficiency, and troubleshooting.

Clinical informatics specialist

A professional who heads data entry, storage, and medical coding systems in a healthcare facility in order to provide all patients with a high level of care.

Skills to have

Communication skills, ability to analyze data, basic coding skills (SQL), and ability to perform export, transform, and load processes.

Healthcare administrator

A professional who manages the big-picture decisions for healthcare offices or facilities. They create and update policies, craft and maintain budgets, and develop safety measures to ensure positive patient and provider experiences.

Skills to have

Problem solving, critical thinking, strategic planning, business administration, data analysis, and patient care.

Healthcare business analyst

A professional who gathers and reviews key information to create informed business plans to ensure optimal healthcare facility operations and financial performance.

Skills to have

Communication skills, interpersonal skills, data analysis, time management, problem solving, critical thinking, technical computer, and technical reporting skills.

Healthcare data analyst

A professional who evaluates information for hospitals, insurance agencies, public health companies, or other healthcare facilities to determine trends. They communicate their findings to business analysts and key stakeholders to help them make more informed decisions.

Skills to have

Mathematics, statistics, data analysis, and programming skills.

Healthcare informatics consultant

A professional who implements information technology systems to organize facility information, protect patient data, maintain diagnostic records, and update treatment plans. Their role is critical for helping facilities keep up with rapidly changing technology in the healthcare sector.

Skills to have

Data analysis, interpersonal communication, organization, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Healthcare product manager

A professional who conducts focus groups and market research on behalf of a medical product company so they have the information necessary to create new products or make meaningful improvements for patients and healthcare professionals.

Skills to have

Time management, interpersonal communication, problem solving, critical thinking, market analysis, and marketing skills.

Health information technician

A professional who secures electronic health records by maintaining healthcare IT systems and ensuring records align with HIPAA privacy standards. They also provide administrative support to other team members in healthcare facilities.

Skills to have

Interpersonal communication, time management, organization, analytical skills, and multitasking skills.

Health IT security specialist

A professional who designs software or systems to protect privacy in healthcare facilities by securing networking, investigating breaches, and writing best practice procedures.

Skills to have

Coding, ethical hacking, penetration testing, intrusion prevention and detection, and other cybersecurity essentials.

Healthtech software engineer

A professional who creates healthcare tech software or applications to serve the healthcare industry, including medical professionals, insurance companies, and patients.

Skills to have

Technical programming abilities, adaptability, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.

Medical claims examiner

A professional who assesses a patient’s medical insurance plan to determine covered service options and service providers. They may work directly for insurance companies or work for a healthcare facility’s insurance department.

Skills to have

Attention to detail, basic computer skills, reporting skills, organization, communication skills, and customer service.

Medical records technician

A professional, also called a health information clerk, who collects and handles patient files in a hospital, healthcare facility, dentist, or doctor’s office.

Skills to have

Organization, business administration, patient care, and interpersonal skills.

Medical secretary

A professional who oversees the flow of patients in a healthcare clinic, office, or facility. They greet incoming patients and coordinate their appointment times with providers along with other essential administrative tasks.

Skills to have

Verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills, administrative abilities, and organization.

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