HIMSS Veterans Career Services
HIMSS is committed to assisting our veteran population gain knowledge regarding professional development and employment opportunities within the health information and technology industry. The goal of HIMSS Veterans Career Services is to welcome and provide information to transitioning military veterans for the health information and technology field - a growing and promising area for technologically-adept veterans.
Why Health Information and Technology?
Health information and technology is a critical foundation for making high-quality, safe and affordable healthcare available to all Americans. Health information and technology can, among other things, help healthcare providers detect health concerns early, avoid medical errors, lower the cost of care, and reach patients in very remote areas of the country using telemedicine. Today’s economic realities make this occupation vital to providing improved health services to communities and to support a new and emerging health information and technology marketplace.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in health information technology technicians will increase by 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Furthermore, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018-2028, much faster than the average of all occupations. As U.S. troops return home and/or transition to the civilian workforce, the potential for a successful match between growing numbers of tech-savvy veterans and the burgeoning health information and technology industry sector is compelling.
Please contact Mara Daiker, Director, Professional Development