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Healthcare Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Healthcare Analyst is responsible for compiling important medical data through the use of computer-based applications, within a health care organization or hospital. Responsible for gathering, compiling, modeling, validating, and analyzing data needed by the organization.

Job Outlook

There were 279 Healthcare Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8655 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Clinical Analyst / Clinical Documentation and Improvement Specialist industry, which includes the Healthcare Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Healthcare Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,458.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,660.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Healthcare Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $70,579.

Education and Experience

Posted Healthcare Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5.14%
Bachelor's Degree58.5%
Master's Degree24.47%
Doctoral Degree4.16%
Other7.81%

Posted Healthcare Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years30.93%
3 to 5 years49.91%
6 to 8 years13.44%
9+ years5.71%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Healthcare Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (32.95%)
  • Management (28.48%)
  • Research (25.86%)
  • Microsoft Excel (23.07%)
  • Leadership (22.88%)
  • Writing (20.24%)
  • Problem Solving (19.84%)
  • Operations (17.83%)
  • Mathematics (16.55%)
  • Presentations (14.14%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Data Analysis (44.49%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Agile Methodology (7.04%)
  • Workflow Management (15.03%)
  • Data Mining (10.62%)
  • Auditing (8.55%)
  • Business Intelligence (11.59%)
  • Automation (8.43%)
  • Business Analysis (9.11%)
  • Dashboard (13.43%)
  • Business Requirements (10.43%)
  • Business Process (8.1%)
  • Public Health (11.09%)
  • Computer Science (16.51%)
  • Data Management (13.01%)
  • Data Quality (8.35%)
  • Data Visualization (11.62%)
  • Epidemiology (10.43%)
  • Economics (17.03%)
  • Relational Databases (9.82%)
  • Electronic Medical Record (14.21%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (18.87%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (4.99%)
  • Finance (20.3%)
  • Project Management (22.7%)
  • R (Programming Language) (14.3%)
  • Pharmaceuticals (2.55%)
  • Machine Learning (9.61%)
  • Power BI (16%)
  • Statistics (22.4%)
  • Statistical Modeling (10.92%)
  • Process Improvement (10.22%)
  • SAS (Software) (22.32%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (22.98%)
  • Advanced Analytics (11.71%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (40.8%)
  • Healthcare Industry Knowledge (25.89%)
  • Quantitative Analysis (9.79%)
  • Data Science (11.98%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Healthcare Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Business Analyst
  • Analytics Analyst
  • Ambulatory Analyst
  • Analyst
  • Advanced Analytics Analyst
  • IT Analyst
  • Analytics Manager
  • Hospitalist

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Healthcare Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Health Services Advisory Group (438)
  • Centene (288)
  • Beacon Hill Staffing Group (251)
  • GE Healthcare (151)
  • Prime Therapeutics (117)
  • Elevance Health (114)
  • UnitedHealth Group (103)
  • Humana (90)
  • Albany Medical Center (87)
  • CTG (84)

North Carolina

  • Duke University (16)
  • Centene (8)
  • LRS Healthcare (6)
  • Innosoul (6)
  • Fifth Third Bank (6)
  • Novant Health (5)
  • Cigna (5)
  • Ameriprise Financial (5)
  • Health Services Advisory Group (5)
  • UNC Health (5)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!