Healthcare Data Analytics

Program Info

  • Length Of Study:

    9 months with the opportunity to move at a faster pace

  • Career Level:

    Entry level

  • Online Type:

    Asynchronous, self-directed learning

About

The Healthcare Data Analytics program reflects the growing influence of data in the delivery of care and is based upon a professional certificate developed by Google. You’ll develop in-demand data analytics skills using spreadsheets, SQL, Tableau, R, and more. This will help equip you with the skills you need to apply for entry-level data analyst type roles like Junior Data Analyst or Business Intelligence Analyst.

Healthcare data is being generated across a variety of sources. Its use encourages efficient communication between doctors, nurses, other staff, and patients with the goal of increasing the overall quality of patient care and providing deeper insights into specific conditions. To play a part in that critical role of healthcare data, workers need to have a fundamental understanding of the terminology and technology used by healthcare data professionals, something that this program provides.

You’ll learn these job-ready skills in this certificate program through interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and activities) in approximately six months, with under 10 hours of flexible study a week. Along the way, you'll work through a curriculum designed with input from top employers and industry leaders, like Tableau, Accenture, and Deloitte. You’ll even have the opportunity to complete a healthcare case study that you can share with potential employers to showcase your new skill set.

Junior Data Analyst / Junior Business Intelligence Analyst:

Junior Data or Business Intelligence Analysts work within a team to translate data for healthcare, businesses, or government agencies. These individuals work in many specialties, including finance, accounting, health care, pharmaceuticals, technology, and in government agencies. They use algorithms and other tools to help an organization understand different aspects of this data, such as costs, market or clinical research, or sales numbers, which will enable them to make better business decisions for the future. A Junior Data or Business Intelligence Analyst is an entry-level position and will involve seeking and collecting relevant data, as well as documenting the information being processed. Job duties include gathering data, interpreting the statistics, writing reports, and designing charts and graphs.

Length of Study

9 months with the opportunity to move at a faster pace

Prerequisites

Ability to complete high school level math and a curiosity about how things work.

Medical Terminology Jumpstart Courses is a required pre-requisite for those new to the field of healthcare.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the Health Data Analytics program, you will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of the practices and processes used by a Junior Data or Business Intelligence Analysts in their day-to-day job.
  2. Learn about key analytical skills (data cleaning, data analysis, data visualization) and tools (spreadsheets, SQL, R programming, Tableau) that you can add to your professional toolbox.
  3. Discover a wide variety of terms and concepts relevant to the role of a junior data analyst, such as the data life cycle and the data analysis process.
  4. Evaluate the role of analytics in the data ecosystem.
  5. Learn about effective questioning techniques that can help guide analysis.
  6. Gain an understanding of data-driven decision-making and how data analysts present findings.
  7. Learn about structured and unstructured data, data types, and data formats.
  8. Explore how analysts use spreadsheets and SQL with databases and data sets.
  9. Develop basic SQL knowledge for use on databases.
  10. Discover the processes for formatting and adjusting data.
  11. Explain the key concepts involved in design thinking as they relate to data visualization
  12. Describe the use of data visualizations to talk about data and the results of data analysis
  13. Explain the importance of data visualization to data analysts
  14. Describe the key concepts involved in data visualization
  15. Identify Tableau as a data visualization tool and understand its uses
  16. Describe how junior data analysts are expected to use their presentation skills
  17. Demonstrate how to complete basic tasks in R
  18. Discuss the expectations involved in completing a data analysis case study.
  19. Move your portfolio to Kaggle, post and make it public
  20. Apply skills to healthcare.

If you are new to healthcare, you will gain exposure to medical terminology with a jump start course.

Online Type

Asynchronous, self-directed learning

Credential Awarded

Google Data Analytics Certificate

Occupation

Junior Data Analyst, Junior Business Intelligence Analyst

Career Level

Entry level

Student Cost

  • In recognition of the impact of the pandemic on our communities, Futuro Health is waiving tuition fees for all programs in 2021.
  • Non-refundable registration fee: $100 per certificate program
  • Med Term will be required for students without a healthcare background. The registration fee for Medical Terminology is $50. This is a nonrefundable fee.
  • You have the option to join SEIU-UHW's Healthcare Justice Division to receive added benefits. There is a $20 per month fee if interested, waived for current SEIU-UHW members.

Fast Facts

Job Outlook

$67,900 is the average entry-level salary in data analytics

337,400 Job openings in the field of data analytics in healthcare and other industries

(Burning Glass: Labor Insight (Last 12 Months: Feb. 1, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021))

Work Environment

Hospital, Clinic, Home, Office

Duties

Data Analysts often make recommendations about the methods and ways in which a company obtains and analyses data to improve quality and the efficiency of data systems. A Junior Data Analyst or Junior Business Intelligence duties often include, but not be limited to:

  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Analyzing results
  • Reporting the results back to the relevant members of the business
  • Identifying patterns and trends in data sets
  • Working alongside teams within the business or the management team to establish business needs
  • Defining new data collection and analysis processes

Enrollment

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have the ability to work in the U.S.
  • Have no felony conviction on record
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Be computer and internet proficient
  • Have home access to reliable high-speed internet
  • Have a working computer less than 7 years old
  • Estimated at 10 hours per week of study time
  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Experience installing computer software
  • High school level math
  • Attention to detail, organized

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be a California resident
  • Completed a statistics course
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A sense of curiosity
  • Experience working in healthcare
  • Be referred by a member of SEIU-UHW who is in good standing (if you are not already a member of SEIU-UHW)

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants will be required to take a free Wonderlic assessment
  • Those who are new to healthcare will be enrolled in a free medical terminology jump start course.