For The Future CMIOs, Clinical Informatics Specialists and Analysts, Managers, and Professors
The future looks bright, indeed.
With the number of clinical informatics positions available at an all time high, you would think that finding the perfect position is easier than ever. However with all the choices available, sorting through all those position descriptions becomes even more time consuming. How can you find those jewels in the rough?
We narrowed down your search for you and found the sites with the most relevant and up-to-date listings for those in the clinical informatics field. So if you’re in the hunt, this list is a great place to get started.
A Brief Overview of the Informatics Job Market
Based on our quick initial look over of the positions available, if you are a registered nurse or IT specialist, have your bachelors or masters degrees, experience with Cerner/Epic,/another popular EHR or have managed an implementation of a Clinical IT system, the world is your oyster when it comes to picking your next job. If you don’t have a clinical background, don’t worry – there are a ton of ‘non-clinical’ clinical informatics jobs out there for you. Just tailor your resume to show off your technical and soft skills.
If You’re Happily Employed
Even if you’re not in the market for a new position, you may be surprised to see just how many informatics related jobs there are out there right now for health care professionals (there were 2,972 related jobs on indeed at the time of this posting). So go ahead and take a peak. It may help you refine your skill set and adapt your responsibilities and your resume for future possible positions.
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Career Center
If you want the best information, you gotta go straight to the source, right? AMIA has a great job search page with over a thousand listings. If you’re looking for a position as a professor, informatics director, CIO, or clinical informatics analyst, there are tons of these types of positions on this site. One of the best things about this site is you can search by job type. So say I’m really into ontology and taxonomy for some reason…I can search just for those job types and ignore all those other professor jobs. Hallelujah!
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Similar to AMIA, AHIMA also has many health IT positions. Some of them may not be of interest to those looking for more clinical positions as there are a higher percentage of jobs for coding and administration-like positions, but there are still some good ones in there.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) JobMine
The HIMSS JobMine is a gold mine of health IT related jobs. While there may not be thousands of jobs listed like you’ll find on generalist job sites, there is a quality selection of hundreds of jobs – mostly in the healthIT field. JobMine features job alerts that alert you to when a new job meeting your search criteria comes online. We wish that it would have the ability to narrow by category, but it does feature options to narrow by state and/or keywords.
HealthJobs Nationwide has a great listing of CMIO and executive level positions. If you’re at the CMIO level or above, consider checking out this site and/or getting in touch with healthcare recruiters and headhunters through sites like linkedin and companies like Cejka, WittKeifer, and Tyler and Co.
Of course we couldn’t mention job search sites on here and fail to mention indeed.com. As you may already know, indeed.com scrapes data from a whole slew of other sites and aggregates it into their search results. They also have the handy function of sorting by approximate salary which is something we’re all curious about when going for a new position. You can post your resume for recruiters on indeed to find, but you may sometimes get people contacting you with positions they need to fill for which you are not interested in or a fit for. If you do decide to post your resume, be sure to use keywords that you would think a recruiter would search for. Informatics, implementation, Cerner/Epic/EHR, analytics, process improvement, data analysis, and others come to mind.