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What are the Different Types of Information Management Jobs?

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Due to the advances in modern technology and international trade, there are many exciting information management jobs to consider. Information management jobs are one of the fastest growing careers in the world and will continue to offer higher than average earnings and flexible work options in coming decades. Information managers perform vital functions in all industries, keeping confidential and critical information secure for organizations.

In addition to keeping organizational information safe, information managers are tasked with providing solutions to provide ease in access and transmission of information between authorized parties. Information managers that handle this role are generally called information technology or IT specialists, network administrators, or computer and information systems managers. Information is managed in a digital format using an internal computer server that only key employees have access to for the purposes of conducting business.

Another form of information management jobs exists in the health care sector. In the medical field, a great deal of information pertaining to patient care and insurance billing is produced. Health care information managers such as medical records clerks, medical transcriptionists, medical coders and billing specialists, are required to handle this highly confidential information very carefully in compliance with local and industry laws to protect patients’ information. There is a great need for skilled health care information managers, or HIM’s, in the medical industry.

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Within the financial industry, there are many information manager jobs as well. Financial officers must at all times handle customer information with complete confidentiality. In many cases, point of service, sales and account managers, customer service representatives, and bank tellers are required to use extreme caution when working with clients and must verify all information before disclosing the details of any customer accounts. Information managers also work at higher levels within financial organizations and may have titles like executive finance manager, financial analyst or banking officer.

Information managers work in many different industries and are required to have in-depth training in order to properly handle both tangible and electronic data in accordance with local and government laws. In general, most information managers go through a period of training and are observed by superior information managers to ensure this compliance. Information manager jobs generally have higher than average starting salaries and may be performed on-site or in a remote secure fashion.

In order to obtain information management jobs, general requirements are a two-year college or university degree plus three or more years of experience working with data entry and information handling within a supervised setting. General administrative or office clerks often go on to specialize in an area of information management, as do computer and IT professionals. An interest in managing large amounts of secure data and the ability to keep all information confidential are two important qualities to possess in order to work in information management jobs.

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