Careers in Health Analytics

By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills*

When you graduate from D'Youville, you'll have learned to collect, manage and draw conclusions from vast amounts of information that can be used effectively in all aspects of the healthcare field.

Health Analysts have an unique opportunity to make a real difference in an organization by helping to focus attention on best practices and areas of improvement. Their work can help drive growth, detect areas of improvement to enhance the patient care experience.

Employment Prospects

Upon graduation, you can directly enter industry in related jobs in data management and analysis for healthcare organizations, including:

  • Health care providers
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical groups
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Health plans
  • Industry consultants
  • Health Information Exchanges
  • Academia
  • Government

Job titles include: health analyst, data analyst, health services researcher, employer group reporting consultant, and actuary.

Job Responsibilities

Health analysts' jobs vary by employer and position. While most health analysts work with electronic health records to compile and analyze data, some:

  • identify ways to lower costs and improve services
  • establish connections between healthcare experiences and patient results
  • produce reports showing patterns and trends in populations

Some of the duties of health analysts are similar to those of medical records and health information technicians. Health analysts who perform sophisticated research often have tasks that overlap with those of statisticians or of epidemiologists. 

*Source: McKinsey Global Institute

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