Health information management professionals work for:
- clinics, including medicentres and Primary Care Network clinics
- community care facilities
- government departments and privacy commissioners’ offices
- mental health facilities
- research facilities
- the Canadian Institute for Health Information
- Workers’ Compensation Board offices.
Those who like to travel may find employment outside Canada with the World Health Organization or through foreign recruitment agencies.
Health information management professionals are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1252: Health information management Occupations. In Alberta, 92% of people employed in this classification work in the Health Care and Social Assistance [pdf] industry.
The employment outlook [pdf] in this occupation is influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- trends and events that affect overall employment, especially in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry
- location in Alberta
- employment turnover (when people leave existing positions)
- occupational growth (when new positions are created)
- size of the occupation.
In Alberta, the B513: Records Management and Filing Clerks occupational group is expected to have an above-average annual growth of 2% from 2016 to 2020. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 176 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.