HIMSS Veterans Career Services

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 infomration 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 (BLS) projects that from 2016 to 2026 employment in medical records and health information technician occupations will increase by 13 percent. Occupations in medical and health services managment occupations will increase by 20 percent. Both of these much faster than the average for 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.

VCS Blog Archive: The Voice of the Veteran

The Voice of the Veteran Archive

View blogs focused on the Veteran experience regarding health information and technology.

2015

Squad Leaders: Veterans Mentoring Veterans for the Transition - January 26, 2016

HIMSS16 Veteran Career Services Events & Travel Honorarium Recipients - December 8, 2015

Veterans Day 2015 - November 11, 2015

HIMSS Membership & Chapter Involvement Can Advance Your Careers - October 16, 2015

VA Launches New Programs - September 11, 2015

Ribbons to Resumes - August 28, 2015

No Judgment! - July 27, 2015

The Latest HIMSS Veterans Career Services Opportunities - July 10, 2015

Celebrating Independence! - June 26, 2015

MyCareer@VA - June 19, 2015

Culture Shock! - May 28, 2015

Importance of Planning - May 15, 2015

HIMSS15…..A party with a purpose! - April 27, 2015

What Direction is the Wind Blowing? - March 23, 2015

Health IT Careers; In Demand Now - March 20, 2015

Next Chapter... - February 23, 2015

What will you bring to the organization? - January 27, 2015

The Spirit of Giving is Alive Within Our HIMSS Chapters - January 16, 2015

2014

New Years Resolutions - December 22, 2014

Networking through the HIMSS Veterans Career Services Initiative - December 15, 2014

Have you considered a career in Health IT Security? - October 31, 2014

Hero’s Welcome to Health IT at HIMSS15 - October 14, 2014

Do You Know Your Value? - September 25, 2014

America’s Commitments to our Veterans - September 2, 2014

What’s your first step into civilian life? - August 11, 2014

HIMSS vMentors for Veterans Looking to Join the Field of Health IT - July 28, 2014

Health IT Was Not My Original Career Goal - July 15, 2014

Closing the Gap – Veteran Unemployment and Health IT Careers - July 1, 2014

ATTENTION Soldier, Airman, Marine! - June 11, 2014

Remembering Our Vets - Memorial Day 2014

Career Assistance Additional Resources

Veteran Career Services Webinar Archive

The Veterans Career Services Webinar Series archive focuses on topics geared for veterans and transitioning service members interested in careers in health information technology. Sessions typically run 45-60 minutes.

Additional Resources

HIMSS JobMine

Get Hired in Healthcare: An Online Guide for Student Veterans from EduMed

Military to Civilian Resume Tips

Health IT Job Descriptions

Health IT Body of Knowledge

HIMSS Health IT Certifications

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Questions?

Please contact Mara Daiker, Director, Professional Development