Career Pathways for HIS Students

As a graduate of our program, you will have the skills to apply for, and succeed in, a wide variety of positions. The demand for health information specialists is ever expanding, with opportunities available worldwide.

Our graduates work in health information, health research and other community programs. With a MHIS, you can embark on careers such as:

  • Applications Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Data Analyst or Scientist
  • Health Services Researcher
  • Health System Planner
  • Information Officer
  • Integration Specialist
  • Project Leader, Manager, Coordinator
  • Quality Improvement Associate
  • Systems Designer

Featured Alumni: HIS Grads at Work

Alexandra Boston, MHIS'19

Alexandra Boston graduated from the Master of Health Information Science program in 2019 and is currently working as a Quality Assurance Specialist with an Indigenous Child Welfare Agency.

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Lucas Babando, MHIS'20

Lucas Babando graduated from the Master of Health Information Science program in 2020 and is currently working as the Training Lead, Tweed.

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Vyshnave Jeyabalan, MHIS'20

Vyshnave Jeyabalan graduated from the Master of Health Information Science program in 2020 and is currently working as a Community Engagement Coordinator, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

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Katherine Rizzi, MHIS'15

Katherine Rizzi graduated from the Master of Health Information Science program in 2015, and is currently an Analyst in the Regional Integration Office at The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

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Shamiram Zendo, PhD HIS'20

Shamiram Zendo graduated from the PhD in Health Information Science program in 2020. While in the program she advanced her research methodology skills and refined her research interests.

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Elaine Zibrowski, PhD HIS'20

Elaine Zibrowski graduated from the PhD in Health Information Science program in 2020, and is currently a Researcher with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit.

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Health Information Science in a clinical setting

Two years ago Suhair Shanteer had a decision to make. Continue trying to get into the Canadian Medical Residency Program, which is the only way for internationally-trained physicians to obtain independent licence to practise medicine in Canada - or leap into a new career (continue reading).

Entrepreneurial Opportunity for HIS student

A routine class assignment can turn into an entrepreneurial opportunity, just as it did for Bhavin Prajapati, a HIS student at Western. Together with some classmates, Prajapati tackled the 4×4, a Michigan public health document that stresses four healthy behaviours and the monitoring of four health measures. (continue reading).



Melissa Kargiannakis, MHIS'15