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Health Informatics Job and Salary Expectations in Pennsylvania - PA

The revolution in health care and information technology has produced numerous medical and health informatics jobs in Pennsylvania. A quick scan of the classifieds recently revealed jobs for qualified Health Information Administrators (HIAs) and Health Information Management (HIM) positions. Most require RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) credentials Some of these jobs include Quality Informatics Specialist at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey; Medical Records Coordinator at Coordinated Health in Bethlehem; Inpatient Coding Specialist at Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and HIS Medical Coding Manager at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Allentown, Philadelphia, Reading, Pittsburgh and Erie.

Careers are virtually unlimited in this field which combines medical and information technology knowledge and skills. As you can see from the sampling above, jobs in health informatics are widespread all across the state of Pennsylvania. The average salary for health information managers who work in Pennsylvania, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is $85,280 annually. Salaries vary depending upon which part of Pennsylvania you work in, as the following salary figures taken from various metropolitan areas of the state will show (courtesy of the BLS):

  • Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton:  $83,120
  • Erie:  $69,160
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle:  $84,170
  • Lebanon:  $82,170
  • Philadelphia:  $93,940
  • Pittsburgh:  $80,590
  • Scranton - Wilkes - Barre:  $75,730

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