The health industry employs those with a specialization in health informatics to work in their health and medical databases. These people manage medical records and libraries. Others work as liaisons, consultants, or local experts, where they collaborate with information technology professionals, including chief medical officers, nursing information officers, and clinical information technology liaisons. Such people can work in community health centers, public health clinics and hospitals, and international agencies such as the World Health Organization and UNESCO. Governments will also hire graduates to integrate health records from hospitals, pharmacies, and doctors' offices.
Health informatics graduates can also work in a post-secondary setting, teaching computer programming or health informatics to university or college students while doing research.
Non-health-informatics fields that also recruit graduates include the insurance industry, pharmaceutical companies, and IT companies. These companies hire health informaticists more for their programming and IT skills and not necessarily for their health studies skills.
A background in health informatics can also be used for a career in medicine, nursing, public health, occupational therapy, computer programming, or business.