Want Big Bucks? Consider A Career In Health IT

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | September 19, 2014

A new survey from online jobs search firm HealthITJobs.com reveals that work in health IT results in above-average salaries for many positions in the field, depending on experience, location and gender.  Many of the jobs also come with bonuses.

Some of the key survey findings are:

  • Health IT consulting companies pay the most with an average of $109,715.42.
  • Health IT professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region make the most – $105,923.00.
  • Some 80 percent of health IT professionals are satisfied with their jobs.
  • There is a $35,000-plus salary difference between those with experience and those without experience in the field.
  • The survey revealed that gender disparity when it comes to salary continues in health IT.

"Unfortunately for women in the field, the gender pay gap is very much a problem in health IT," the report states. "Men in health IT make a significant amount more than women," the report states...