Advice for HIT Students With a Healthcare Degree, But Lacking a Programming Background

As jobs in Health Informatics continue to grow faster than average, understanding what hiring managers are looking for is a must. At HIMSS12, the University of Illinois at Chicago hosted a round-table discussion with six industry professionals to discuss exactly that.  Here’s Part 1:

Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment
A Roundtable Discussion

How does an HIT student with a healthcare degree, but lacking a programming background, become a qualified candidate?

Moderator: Gwen Darling, CEO of Healthcare IT Central

List of Speakers:

Mike Cohen, President of MRC Consulting Group
Carter Groome, CEO of First Choice Professionals
David Kushan, Managing Partner of Healthcare IS
Karen Patena, Program Director, Health Information Management Undergraduate Program at UIC
Bonnie Siegel, Executive Recruiter at Witt/Kieffer
Rachel Wixson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Cipe Consulting Group

About the author


Gwen Darling

Gwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Former Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for Healthcare Informatics magazine.