The compulsory internship during his studies led him to the KABEG - Carinthia Hospital Management Company, where he now works as IT system engineer.
“My studies were very diverse and ranged from project and process management to electrical engineering, programming, and image processing. A lot of the knowledge I have learned I use today at my work.”
After finishing a Higher Secondary Technical School (HTL Mössingerstrasse) for electrical engineering and network technology, Michael Allmayer decided to study the degree program Medical Information Technology at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. He felt that this program complemented his secondary education and saw this degree as an important step in his future career. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he went further and completed the Master of Science degree program ‘Health Care IT’. “My studies were very diverse and ranged from project and process management to electrical engineering, programming, and image processing. A lot of the knowledge I have learned I use today at my work.” said Allmayer about his studies.
The compulsory internship within the master’s program led him to the KABEG – Carinthia Hospital Management Company. He was able to continue working there part-time during his whole studies and participated in the multi-million Provincial Hospital New. After graduation, he quickly found a full-time job in the area of automation engineering and robotics at an international company.
As much as he liked the job, he missed the medical context and decided to go back to KABEG. In his position as an IT system engineer, he is entrusted with the implementation of the hospitals’ IT systems – this includes project management, engineering, mapping of medical processes in IT systems, and interface design to optimize workflows.
Even though he thought that thanks to his HTL secondary education he had a head start, when started the BSc program he realized that university life is different. “During your studies, you naturally also learn for life. This was an ideal preparation for the working world”, he commented looking back at his student days. He started running at this time and found it to bring a balance to his studies. He may not be studying anymore, but he is still running and has become an enthusiastic triathlete who finished the Ironman 70.3.