In order to successfully activate in the health informatics field as well as receive your health informatics master’s degree, you must first receive your health informatics certification. This health informatics certification will not only grant you the power to work and grow in this field, but will also unlock various other means in which to study and further perfect your skill set.
Getting the Certificate in Health Informatics
The first thing that you must do in order to receive your certification is to undergo the required health informatics training. This consists of health informatics courses that are held by almost all leading universities in the medical field.
Here is where it all gets hectic because each and every one of these universities has a different set of courses and requirements that you must undergo before getting your health informatics certificate.
- So first off, look for the university that you want to attend. Each and every one of them has the requirements as well as the list of courses that you will undergo posted on their website along with the credits and grades that are required for each one in order for you to pass.
- Once you pick the university or school of your liking, you must then get accepted. Your application will have to contain an overview, detailing your background, the reason why you want to get in to health informatics and your intensions in the field. You must attach a CV to your application as well as a letter of intention and your recent TOEFL exam scores. These requirements are the average ones, so please keep in mind that certain institutions might have slightly different standards and as such, slightly different requirements.
- After you pay the fee and you are accepted, you must undergo each and every course, and eventually pass the exams. This requires a lot of focus, a lot of concentration and the general ability to accumulate a large pool of information in a relatively short period of time. The thing that makes it even harder to do is the fact that you must pass the exams with a certain grade in order to receive your certification. Again, each university or school has its own standards and criteria, however there isn’t one that will give you a certification after passing an exam with a grade lower than C.
- After passing the exams with the grade required in order to receive your certification, you must submit a notice of completion towards the school or university that you have attended, thus prompting them to send your certificate in a timely and efficient manner.
Please keep in mind that the certification is merely the first step and even though it might not seem like much of a problem, remember that you are dealing with the medical field, the information science field and the computer science field, all rolled into one.