Healthcare IT Jobs

There is a critical need for experienced healthcare information technology professionals across the U.S. — and experts predict this trend will increase over time. That’s great news for people with your level of experience and skill. Soliant specializes in helping healthcare IT professionals make the most of this need—with a job you’ll love and the salary and benefits you deserve.

We are partnering with healthcare providers around the country on exciting projects, including electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry implementations. Of course, our healthcare clients have needs for all healthcare IT skill sets. In addition to the Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech jobs, we also have other clinical software jobs for McKesson, Eclipsys, Siemens Soarian, GE Centricity, eClinicalWorks and NextGen.

Healthcare IT Duties

A healthcare IT professional will use their trained knowledge of medical technology to assist with continuing care to the patient. Depending on the specialized area of IT that the professional is assigned to, the duties may change. In general, a healthcare IT professional is required to write reports, monitor proper computer equipment, update necessary software, help the health care facility run on wired or wireless technology, maintain patient records in a database, create a working network to keep operations running smoothly, program CAT scan and MRI machines, ensure that X-ray equipment is functioning properly and even program machines and robots that can assist with performing surgeries. As an IT professional, it’s your job to ensure that any system that has to do with technology is properly working.

Healthcare IT Education Requirements

A healthcare IT specialist is required to have a bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science. Those who wish to have an edge over their competitors in the job market can gain years of experience working in health IT or a related IT field. There are also several certifications that an IT professional can acquire to prove worthiness in their field. A healthcare IT professional will also need to have strong communication skills, critical problem-solving abilities, the ability to multitask and an aptitude for performing during time-sensitive tasks. Various technical backgrounds can give prospective healthcare IT professionals a leg-up in the hiring process, as employers often look for someone who has a wide range of IT backgrounds and healthcare settings.

Healthcare IT Job Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a very strong growth in the field of healthcare IT, with a 22% increase expected to occur through the year 2022. The average annual salary of a healthcare IT professional is based on the individual’s background, credentials and areas of expertise. Healthcare IT professionals who have been involved in research and development projects are slated to earn higher wages.

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