Health IT jobs expected to rapidly increase

Health information technology is a booming field - and it is only expected to grow. 

Jobs in health IT, which includes those dealing with electronic health records systems, or EHRs, are expected to grow by 15 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

This anticipated increase is in part due to an aging population, with BLS noting that the projected growth for health IT is significantly faster than the average growth estimated for all jobs across industries.

In 2015, the median annual pay for medical records and health information technicians was $37,110. 

With this rise in health IT positions also comes a growing need for jobs in cybersecurity. 

According to Steve Morgan, CEO of Cybersecurity Ventures, cybersecurity is undergoing a "labor crisis."

Cybersecurity Ventures found that there were 1 million job openings in the field in 2016, and cited findings from the Palo Alto Research Center that the demand for cybersecurity workers is expected to increase to 6 million worldwide by 2019. 

Health IT in particular is in need of cybersecurity experts, with the number of digital attacks on hospitals on the rise, according to Occupational Health & Safety Online. The average cost of each healthcare cyberattack is currently $3.8 million. 

The Trevi Group