Health Informatics Job and Salary Expectations in Massachusetts - MA
Health informatics is a burgeoning medical field with a variety of careers possible. One of the most lucrative careers in the health informatics field is healthcare information administration. Jobs for those with RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) credentials, which are obtained after the proper education and by certification through passing an examination, are available all across Massachusetts. A recent search on indeed.com found RHIA jobs at Cybercoders in Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Children’s Hospital in Boston, Carney Hospital in Dorchester and Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Massachusetts is the second-highest paying state of all the states when it comes to health information administrators. The BLS reports that in May 2009, the state’s 8950 health information administrators were making an average salary of $107,000 yearly. This figure is much higher than the average national salary for health information administrators, which is $90,970. Some metropolitan areas within Massachusetts pay even more than the state average salary. The Lawrence-Methulen-Salem area pays its 150 workers an annual salary of $121,390. Employment growth is expected to remain steady in this field, with job growth of 16% expected between the years 2006 and 2016.