Entry requirements (clinical informatics)

This page has information on the entry requirements and skills needed for a career in clinical informatics

Clinical informatics staff work on a huge variety of projects and services, which need people with different interests, skills and qualifications. You may have a background in statistics or business management for example.  

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Entry requirements will differ depending on the role.  It may be possible to enter an entry-level post with no formal qualifications, but GCSEs or equivalent qualifications are an advantage. Apprenticeships in health informatics are also available. Find out more on the City and Guilds website.  

Other roles will require very specific professional qualifications such as a clinical qualification eg a medical or nursing degree.

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme also has a health informatics strand for graduates with relevant degree.

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