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Health Informatics Job and Salary Expectations in Maryland - MD

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that the state of Maryland ranks third in the number of workers in the health information management administration profession. In May of 2009, the BLS says, there were 7070 total health informatics administrator jobs in Maryland. These workers made an average annual salary of $103,000, higher than the national average of $90,970. Of course, this higher pay reflects each worker’s years of education, experience and professional certification. Careers in the medical informatics field are expected to grow much faster than in other occupations through the year 2018, according to the BLS. 

Jobs that graduates may pursue with a bachelor degree in healthcare information management/administration, according to the MdHIMA (Maryland Health Information Management Association), include HIM Department Director; HIM System Manager, Data Quality Manager, Information Security Officer, HIM College Instructor, and Consultant. Depending upon which part of Maryland you plan to work in, your salary may be higher or lower than the Maryland state average. Earnings statistics from indeed.com taken from some cities around the state of Maryland prove this to be true:

  • Cumberland:  $58,000
  • Baltimore:  $80,000
  • Elkton: $74,000
  • Silver Spring:  $90,000
  • Frederick:  $80,000
  • Laurel:  $89,000
  • Columbia:  $89,000
  • Ellicott City:  $88,000

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