BHI Master’s Career Development


Biomedical & Health Informatics are growing fields in academia, industry, and health care. According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, fields in which these professionals work can easily expect 14-22% growth in the next several years.

With the training gained through this master’s degree, students may consider opportunities as research or clinical data scientists, health informatics analysts, or project leaders, among others.

Students may also decide to continue their academic and research interests with our PhD program, which prepares them to take on more senior leadership roles in health systems, biotech companies, medical schools, or state and federal health administrations.

Professionals with biomedical and health informatics training can find opportunities in research, industry, or hospitals/health systems that range from opening to leadership positions, which may include:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Clinical Systems Analyst
  • Data Programmer / Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Designer
  • Director of Medical Informatics
  • Chief Research Information Officer
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Medical Information Officer

Many of our graduates stay in Ohio, which is one of the nation’s top-five in professional employment related to health care, with an increased emphasis on biomedical and health informatics. In the Cleveland area, our colleagues in biotech companies and research institutes are eager for graduate-prepared colleagues to join their teams, as are our colleagues with the CWRU-affiliated academic medical systems including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Louis Stokes Veterans Health Administration and the MetroHealth System.


STEM-Eligible Degree

The BHI Master’s program qualifies as a STEM degree, which allows international students in a technical field to apply for a 24-month extension to their optional practical training (OPT) period. This means you may be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States.

Visit the U.S. government's website for more information on STEM extensions.