How to Become a Successful Healthcare Data Analyst

Are you interested in starting your career in the data analysis domain? Read this informative blog on how to get your career off the ground.

By Ritesh Patil, Co-founder of Mobisoft Infotech

Are you interested in starting your career in the data analysis domain? A career as a healthcare data analyst may be the best option for you! Take a look at this article to get detailed information regarding health data analysts and how to become one.



Healthcare industries are getting advanced with the emergence of new technologies. Data analysis is one such technology that is implemented in hospitals to enhance patient outcomes and reduce the cost of providing healthcare services. As such, hospitals are hiring a skilled data analysts to perform healthcare activities effectively.

Candidates are attracted to the great demand, career growth, and salary of the health data analyst role, and are showing interest in excelling in the field.


What Is a Health Data Analyst?

Data analysis is the process of sorting essential data from a huge amount of information and acquiring key insights from it. These key insights are mainly provided for the healthcare faculties who need to make certain decisions.

The individuals who make use of specialized knowledge such as data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and data maintenance, and who provide essential healthcare data to professionals are called healthcare data analysts.


What Do Healthcare Data Analysts Do?

Healthcare data analysts are also known as management analysts as they maintain vast amounts of data and provide support to boost the efficiency of healthcare. Healthcare analysts also make use of big data and data science to yield the best solution for the healthcare sector. The healthcare sector is comprised of entities such as doctors, medicine, diagnostics, hospitals and much more.

The main goal of the data analyst is to give suggestions to managers for increasing profit without affecting treatment costs. There are many additional uses of data science in healthcare as well. The main role of the healthcare analyst is to:

  • Collect and interpret data from multiple sources like cost reports, electronic health record (EHR), etc. with the help of big data and its applications
  • Understand hospital functionalities and systems to support in the decision-making process
  • End to end database management including collection, storing, retrieving and securing the healthcare data
  • Create reports and dashboards to deliver the required information to the stakeholders in the healthcare sector


Where Will a Health Data Analyst Be Employed?

The healthcare data analyst can start their career in different areas like:

  • Government healthcare departments
  • Private hospitals or public sector hospitals
  • Analytics team of multinational companies
  • Diagnostic centers
  • Health insurance companies


How to Become a Healthcare Data Analyst?

Educational Qualification

In order to become a healthcare data analyst, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree. It is better when you possess a degree in statistics, data science, information technology, or health information management. Otherwise, you have to study any of these courses in a reputable college.

On the other hand, the top level companies look for candidates who have completed a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

The candidate should have certain licenses and certification to become a data analyst. These certifications and licenses differ from one country to country. Finding the necessary registrations is therefor very important.

Most companies prefer experienced candidates to do the data analytics of their organization. You must have gained experience in sectors like human resources, management, and information technology.

Skills Required

The candidates who want to become a healthcare data analyst must have the following skills. The important points include:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Communication Skill
  • Time Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills


Final Thoughts

This is the essential information that you need to know while planning to become a healthcare data analyst. Go through the given information to find out whether you are eligible to become a health data analyst or not. Enhance your skills and knowledge related to health data analyst and look for the best company that offers great job opportunity for you. Best of luck in your career!

Bio: Ritesh Patil (@ritesh_patil) is the co-founder of Mobisoft Infotech, a leading healthcare software development company in India and the USA. He’s an avid blogger, loves innovation, and writes on diverse healthcare application areas. He works with skilled digital health app developers that have delivered innovative mobile applications. He believes in sharing knowledge and has leaned concentration on startups.