How to Search for an Informatics Position

So you’ve graduated with a masters degree in health informatics, medical informatics, nursing informatics, or healthcare informatics.  The name of the degree does not matter. You are essentially looking for a job in healthcare informatics.  And you wonder how to look for a job in informatics since it is so much different from nursing or even from your current job.

If you are a nurse and decide to pursue a career in nursing informatics,  there are no nursing informatics category in the job listings.  Depending on the site, informatics positions fall under nursing. Some hospitals have the informatics positions under nursing administration or Information Technology so you will have to do some searching.  Some places you may want to look  for jobs are hospitals, nursing homes, software vendors, insurance companies, medical facilities, or colleges and universities.  Most employers have an online job search and online applications. 

 Besides going to the actual potential employers sites, there are many online job databases.  I personally have used online job databases  in the past that lead to my position.  Recruiters have accounts with job databases and need to find potential candidates in many ways.

Here are my online recommendations that helped me land that informatics position.

1.)  Monster – After selecting your job criteria, alerts can be mailed to your email address.

2.)  HotJobs – Hot Jobs has been around since 1996 and was bought by Yahoo. It helped me land a position 5 years ago.

3.)  Career Builder – This is also a job database simliar to  Career Builder also has job criteria selection and job alerts may also be mailed to your email address

4.) ANIA-CARING (American Nursing Informatics Association)  You must be a member of this organization in order to search for jobs.

I did some research and found these top 7 job search engines:




4.)  Career Builder

5.)  Dice

6.)  Simply Hired

7.)  Linked In

I personally have not searched for a job since 2010 but I discovered more job databases in the interim. 

1.)  Glassdoor – This is not only a job database but actual employee’s experiences with the company.  You can read honest reviews posted anonymously from previous or current employees.

2.)  Linked In – There are many healthcare recruiters on Linked In and they are constantly looking for new talent.

3.)  HIMSS ( Health Information and Management Systems Society) – You must be a member of the organization in order to view job listings

4.)  AMIA – American Mediacal Informatics Association – This is a non-profit organization dedicated to biomedical informatics

Good luck with your job search. If you have additional questions, please feel free to write me your question.

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