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An emerging career no one knows about

Helping to automate hospital record-keeping is an up-and-coming (and lucrative) career choice.

I was reading a piece on Yahoo's Education today that talked about some new career paths that no one's ever heard of.

While most were not directly connected to technology, one was: Nursing Informatics.

The article pointed out that, ironically, hospitals are way behind in automation, with most of their record-keeping still being done on paper.

From the article:

Nursing informatics specialists, with training in both nursing and health information technology, bridge the gap between IT and patient care--an essential part of healthcare in the future. That's why many of them make over $100,000 a year.

And if you're the altruistic sort, consider this: Digital record-keeping could help to eliminate the preventable medical errors that take nearly 100,000 patients a year.

About

Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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