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Information Assurance, Databases, & Informatics Careers

Professionals in information assurance, databases, and informatics manage, protect, and analyze specialized data and confidential information.

Workers in this field are part of a growing group of professionals. Database experts design and implement ways to store and secure data. Information assurance professionals work to keep that data safe and credible. The growing field of health informatics involves moving health care information into digital records and insurance claims processing.

A career in information assurance, database, and informatics might fit you well if you:

  • Can think clearly and logically about complex data sets
  • Enjoy analyzing and explaining trends in data
  • Like to try and solve problems using numbers
  • Have good organizational habits
Job Title Median
Hourly
Wage
Typical Education Required Alternative Job Titles
Database Administrators
Database Administrators
$40.78 Bachelor's degree Database Analyst, Database Programmer, Programmer Analyst  
Medical Records Technicians
Medical Records Technicians
$19.55 College certificate Coder, Health Information Clerk, Medical Records Clerk  
Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer Network Support Specialists
$28.83 Data not available Internet Network Specialist, Network Diagnostic Support Specialist, WAN Support Specialist (Wide Area Network Support Specialist)  
Clinical Data Managers
Clinical Data Managers
$40.75 * Data not available Clinical Biostatistics Director, Clinical Data Coordinator, Clinical Trials Data Coordinator  
Database Architects
Database Architects
$34.47 * Data not available Data Warehouse Architect, Database Designer, Information Engineer  
Data Warehousing Specialists
Data Warehousing Specialists
$34.47 * Data not available Data Storage Specialist, Data Warehousing Engineer, Data Warehousing Manager  
Informatics Nurse Specialists
Informatics Nurse Specialists
$38.70 * Data not available Clinical Informatics Director, Clinical Information Systems Director, Informatics Nurse  

* This represents the wage from the broader occupation. Wage data for this job title are not available.

This shows that demand is higher than other occupations in Minnesota over the last six months. It indicates current, not future, demand.

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.