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Interesting facts about career opportunities in Health IT in our region:

  • Northeast Ohio averages 200–300 open Health IT positions each year
  • Software Developers and Data Scientists – Highest demand roles in Health IT
  • The industry is rapidly growing, represented by such companies as CoverMyMeds, OnShift, PartsSource, IBM Watson Health, Hyland, Pandata, TPA Stream, MetroHealth and University Hospitals
  • Starting salaries often range between $60,000 – $70,000
  • More universities are offering degrees in data science and data analytics
  • A career in Health IT has both a financial and social ROI – good starting salary + doing work that benefits others
  • Most Health IT companies operate in casual environments that encourage collaboration and teamwork
  • High School classes like Computer Science Principles and Computer Science (A) are game changers, creating the on-ramp to a career in Health IT.
  • Health IT in the CLE is an initiative launched out of BioEnterprise with the sole mission of growing and diversifying the talent pipeline for the local Health IT sector.

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