Tips To Find Health Informatics Jobs

Many graduates struggle to find health informatics jobs after completing their formal education. In this article, we try to address this issue in a very practical way.

Bioinformatics is processing and analyzing large-scale genomics and other biological data sets to develop biological insights. There are many jobs in bio or health informatics, ranging from medical research to database management or software development. It’s advisable to pursue a graduate degree in order to qualify for the best jobs in this highly competitive sector.

1.Bio- analytics : Bioanalysts, also known as bio-informaticians, are responsible for breaking down, creating and investigating biological compounds. They are typically employed in research roles for chemical producers or universities. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in the Microbiologist occupational group earn a median salary of $65,920.

2.Clinical Pharmacologist: According to the ASPET, clinical pharmacologists develop and test new pharmaceutical products, focusing on interactions between drugs and diseases. Clinical pharmacologists work with pharmaceutical companies in new drug development and with government agencies, such as the U.S.(FDA) that approve drugs for use. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical scientists who worked in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing earned an average annual salary of $131,180.

 

3.Informatics Developer: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for this field will increase by 18% between 2018 and 2028, and the median income for medical and health service managers is $99,730.

 

4.Computational Chemist: The pharmaceutical industry, a major employer of computational chemists, has historically focused on the discovery and design of new small-molecular therapeutics. Computational chemists working at government agencies or national laboratories may be required to undergo background checks or obtain security clearances, based on the nature of the work and the security requirements of the laboratory. Job opportunities in industry include companies in the pharmaceutical, petroleum, and chemical industries. 

 

5.Pharmacogenomics: Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. This relatively new field combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop effective, safe medications and doses that will be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup.

 

6.Sequence assemble & analysis: In bioinformatics, sequence analysis is the process of subjecting a DNA, RNA or peptide sequence to any of a wide range of analytical methods to understand its features, function, structure, or evolution. 

We have provided certain tips in this Video as well.

 

Projected Job growth in next 10 years for Undergrad Bioinformatics shall be 6% with median salary $79,590 per year. Extensive formal education is required to become a bioinformatics specialist. According to the BLS, an undergraduate major in biology is an important first step, with courses taken in computer science in addition to the life sciences and advanced mathematics.