Careers after the Bachelor's degree programme in Medical Informatics
As a medical IT specialist, you will manage demanding IT projects at hospitals and healthcare institutions and plan and implement new IT solutions. To do so, you will analyse the needs of professionals working in the fields of medicine, nursing and administration. Your tasks will include the following:
- Designing, developing and operating customised information systems to make processes more efficient, transparent and secure
- Assuming responsibility for data management and data security
- Developing medical applications
- Training users
- Providing support to medical research during the consolidation of data and its analysis
With a very good Bachelor’s degree, you can also enrol for the in-depth Master of Science in Engineering, which is also offered in the Medical Engineering profile.
“At the interface between medicine and informatics, medical IT specialists are valuable players in the digitisation of the healthcare sector.”
Barbara Haller, Head of ICT Business Partner Services at the Hirslanden Group
Most graduates will find a suitable career start very quickly. The median starting salary is CHF 85,000. The chosen industry and specialisation play an important role. Overall, the salary range for engineers is between CHF 92,000 and CHF 145,000 per year, depending on the industry as well as the employee’s field of activity, hierarchical level and age. (Source: Salaries for engineers and architects (available in German, French and Italian), Swiss Engineering special supplement, September 2020).