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Health Informatics Job and Salary Expectations in West Virginia - WV

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects that jobs in health health information management (HIM) will grow by 47% through the year 2012. For those pursuing health informatics jobs in West Virginia, this is good news. Medical information technology careers in West Virginia will remain even more important as the state carries out its Statewide Strategic Plan to bring all of its providers into the technological realm.

The BLS reports that, in West Virginia, the average starting salary for a person possessing a bachelor degree in health informatics is between $30,000 and $50,000 annually. After working in the field for five years or more, however, salaries may jump to between $50,000 and $75,000 per year. Currently, there are a multitude of jobs in health information management and health information administration in West Virginia that are advertised online. Searching indeed.com brings up the following openings in the field:

  • Database Administrator Senior, Lockheed Martin, Clarksburg
  • Senior Systems Administrator, West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Senior Systems Administrator, National Interest Security Company, Keyser
  • Lead Quality Documentation Specialist, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown
  • Lead Coding Specialist, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown
  • Coding Specialist, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown

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