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11.  Clinical Apps. Specialist

100 best jobs clinical app specialist
Rikki Bruinsma, works at the Mayo Clinic in Florida
  • Median pay: $84,300
  • Top pay: $102,000
  • 10-year job growth: 25%

As health care records go digital, clinical applications specialists play a key role in the convergence of technology and clinical care. They help merge the two worlds to digitize the health care process, including scheduling, lab results, doctor's notes and medical records. They help develop and execute new system applications and monitor their effectiveness.

What's great: There is a lot of variety in this role and professionals can choose to work in one specific area of care. "We are giving the tools to clinicians to make sure patient care is up-to-date and effective," said Rikki Bruinsma with the Mayo Clinic in Florida. --K.V.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Low stress: A

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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