In and of itself this accomplishment is to be commended, but add the fact that the majority of these students were able to earn these degrees at night and on the weekends while holding down a full time job? Bravo! The ability to complete these coveted degrees entirely online is precisely what makes the UIC Health Informatics programs unique.
So was it worth it? Take a look at what previous graduates say happened as a result of earning their Master of Science in Health Informatics degree:
- I obtained critical skills necessary to advance to my role as an EHR Project Manager and to be in line to become our agency’s CIO.
- I worked on the administrative side of healthcare and wanted to get an IT position. Just three months after graduation, I did! I’m thrilled with my new position as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst and look forward to promotion opportunities in the near future.
- I landed a Healthcare Applications Analyst II position working with EHR systems at a hospital who offered me 15% more than what I was making working as a programmer for a healthcare vendor.
- I had been working as a staff nurse who was a “super-user” of our documentation software. This preparation paved the way for me to work full time as an Application Analyst in Information Systems at my organization implementing the new modules of our EHR.
- The program was so robust and comprehensive in the subject manner that it made me feel confident to pursue the field head on and I moved into the role of Supervisor, Health Information Management.
- I moved into a new position as Manager of Integration and Development.
In a competitive market that is beginning to get a bit crowded with hungry job seekers, the value of a graduate degree from a respected institution (whether it’s from UIC or another accredited university) can not be underestimated. Congratulations to all 2013 graduates – your future awaits!