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Is there a point where medicine and coding meet?

What jobs combine medicine and computer-science?

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Avani’s Answer

Hello, after graduating from high school, I decided to pursue medicine and completed my MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of surgery) in India before moving to the United States to complete my master's in health informatics, where I took courses on everything from the US health care system, concept about artificial intelligence, security to learning computer languages such as Python, SQL, and MS Excel.

I began looking for work after finishing my master's degree. And here are some of the jobs I researched that required medical and computer programming abilities.

• Health informatics specialist
• Clinical informatics analyst
• Clinical research data analyst
• Health informatics consultant
• EHR implementation Manager
• Chief medical information officer
• Clinical research coordinator
• Health informatics technology project manager.
• Pharmacy and nutrition informatics.

During my voyage, I worked as a research assistant and a medical assistant/scribe, putting my skills of both fields to good use.

Basically, every healthcare organisation has employment openings for someone with these skills and experience, and the demand for such professionals will continue to expand in the future.

I hope this will help and best of luck to everyone.
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Catherine’s Answer

Disclaimer: I have no medical experience. However, after reviewing many job postings, I can tell you that there are companies who specifically require some sort of medical knowledge (Either educational or Professional) of their software engineers. As an example, I follow a company called Guardant Health. This was in the posting for one of their software engineering positions:

Experience in testing complex systems (Medical Device software testing preferred)
1 year of experience working in a regulated environment (CLIA, HIPAA, SOX, and FDA) preferred

Basically, any of your bio tech companies will combine Medicine and Computer Science.

I hope that helps.
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Nicholas’s Answer

A medicine dispensing system in a hospital is a good example of where coding and medicine meet.
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Mickael’s Answer

Hi,

What jobs combine medicine and computer-science?
Many!!!
That's called bio-engineering.

There are many applications in the medical domain, and I am no expert to list them all. From vaccine research, cancer research by automatic analysis of images to micro-robotics, there are tons of applications.

Other gave more real options but this is definitely a domain that is expending.
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Daniel’s Answer

Try Biotech
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Lanting’s Answer

Hi!

There's biotech and there's biostats!
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Ian’s Answer

Although Avani already has a great answer, I would like to add a few more points here.
There are actually quite some fields that integrate both tech and bio, so it really depends on what your interest in biology is, and how much coding or computer science you want to be involved in.

Biotechnology requires more biology than computer science, and they often involve laboratory experiments or research of some kind (https://www.biotech-careers.org/careers#jobs).

Consultants often face more variety in their work.

Analysts or data scientists in the bio field do not necessarily have to know as much coding, but cleaning data, using models to create predictions, etc. could play a big role.

Bioinformatics is a bit different from data science, it is described as the union of computer science, biology, and statistics, whereas data science is not specifically limited to biology, so bioinformatics could be considered a subset of data science. For this field you'll need to know some statistical theory and methods as well.

Personally, I believe one promising field is in the machine learning and AI field. Its application varies from DNA sequencing and MRI scans to other forms of biology.

You can check out a doctor and data scientist named Chris Lovejoy: https://chrislovejoy.me/
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