Week 1 – Assignment
Data Analysis Position
For this assignment, you will investigate the job titles and skills required for a health data analyst. Prepare a four- to five-page paper in which you:
Identify job titles similar to health data analyst that require a health information management or informatics degree.
Suggested search terms:
Health care data analyst
Claims data analysis
Identify two employment postings and compare and contrast the following attributes of the selected positions:
Educational requirements (AA, BS, MS, etc.) and indicate required or preferred.
Credential requirements (RHIA, RHIT, etc.) and indicate required or preferred.
Job setting (industry, provider, insurance, consulting, etc.)
Analyze your strengths and weaknesses for this type of position.
Develop an action plan for turning the weaknesses into a strength.
· Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
· Must include a title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
· Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
· Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
· Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.
· Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.