Health Information Managers plan, develop, implement and manage health information services, such as patient information systems, and clinical and administrative data, to meet the medical, legal, ethical and administrative requirements of health care delivery.

Specialisations: Clinical Trial Data Manager, Health Data Administrator.

A bachelor degree in science or health science majoring in health information management is needed to work as a Health Information Manager. Many Health Information Managers complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks

  • Designs and revises medical record forms.
  • Manages organisations' central records systems.

More about Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

All Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

  • $1,812 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Health Information Managers

  • 1,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 83% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Health Information Managers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 1,500 in 2011 to 1,600 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Health Information Managers work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (69%, similar to the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 83% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Health Care and Social Assistance79.2
Public Administration and Safety8.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5.8
Financial and Insurance Services1.6
Other Industries5.2

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateHealth Information ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW27.131.6
VIC41.725.6
QLD16.420.0
SA3.97.0
WA7.310.8
TAS0.82.0
NT0.81.0
ACT2.01.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketHealth Information ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.3-5.05.0
20-243.5-9.39.3
25-3422.3-22.922.9
35-4428.8-22.022.0
45-5425.4-21.621.6
55-5911.9-9.09.0
60-645.6-6.06.0
65 and Over2.3-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationHealth Information ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate26.1-10.110.1
Bachelor degree54.0-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.2-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV2.6-21.121.1
Year 125.1-18.118.1
Year 110.4-4.84.8
Year 10 and below1.6-12.512.5

A bachelor degree in science or health science majoring in health information management is needed to work as a Health Information Manager. Many Health Information Managers complete postgraduate studies.

Membership with Health Information Management Association of Australia may be useful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • national police check
  • working with children check
  • be up to date with immunisations

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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Employers look for Archivists, Curators and Records Managers who have strong attention to detail, can communicate clearly with a wide variety of people and who can work well in a team.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    74% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  2. Administration and Management

    70% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. English Language

    68% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Customer and Personal Service

    66% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Education and Training

    64% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9111.00 - Medical and Health Services Managers.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic Mail

    100% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  3. Face-to-Face Discussions

    98% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  4. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    97% Important

    How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

  5. Being Exact or Accurate

    90% Important

    How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

Occupational Information Network
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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9111.00 - Medical and Health Services Managers.

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