HIT Careers: life in the fast lane
“It used to be that health IT was not a glamorous industry,” says JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president of professional development for HIMSS North America. “The pay wasn’t as good as corporate, the technology wasn’t as good. But folks have woken up.”
So has the health IT employment market, which offers a booming number of jobs to qualified candidates. The Career Services Center is one of many resources at HIMSS15 that helps both health IT job seekers and employers.
Open from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, the Career Services Center is designed to bring together all facets of the health IT workforce: job candidates, recruiters, employers and consultants.
Attendees interested in either breaking into health IT or exploring new health IT career opportunities can schedule one-one-one meetings with hiring organizations and recruiters at the center.
In addition, the Career Services Center will host ongoing educational sessions and introduce attendees to HIMSS JobMine, an online database of available health IT positions and employment candidates. Attendees can search for jobs or upload their resumes at the center.
A highlight of the Career Services Center’s show offerings is Tuesday’s Emerging Professionals Poster Sessions, a peer-reviewed showcase for health IT professionals with five years of experience or less to demonstrate their knowledge and understand of important health IT topics.
“This is a very competitive showcase,” Klinedinst says. “Only the best of the best get selected.”
Among the speakers are Michelle Dardis, MSN,MBA,RN-BC who will present Entropy & Order: The Evolution of IT Governance and Sheridan Cook who will present Wireless Mobility Monitoring, Innovating Medicine for an Aging Population.
The Career Services Center is also offering professional photos at no charge. Look for the HIMSS Portrait Studio in the Career Services Center, open Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
“Our goal is to give attendees a competitive advantage in the workplace,” Klinedinst says.
The Career Services Center will be in the South Building, Room S104.