Michael Allmayer decided to study Medical Engineering at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.
After finishing his Higher Secondary Technical School HTL Mössingerstrasse for electrical engineering and network technology, Michael Allmayer from Klagenfurt, Austria decided to study the degree program Medical Information Technology at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. Firstly, he felt that the BSc degree program complemented his secondary education well and secondly, he 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. Ranging from project and process management to electrical engineering, programming and image processing, I still use and need a lot of the knowledge I learned then today,” said Allmayer about his studies.
His compulsory internship during his studies led him to the KABEG – Carinthia Hospital Management Company. He was able to continue working parttime during his studies at the KABEG where he participated in the multi-million-euro Provincial Hospital New project in the medical engineering portion. After graduating the MSc HCIT program, he quickly found fulltime job in the area of automation engineering and robotics at an international company.
As much as he liked the job, it lacked any medical context, so he decided to go back to the KABEG to work in the IT Department. In his position as an IT system engineer, he is entrusted with the implementation of the hospitals’ IT systems. This includes project management, requirements engineering, the mapping of medical processes in IT systems as well as interface design to optimize workflows.
Even though he thought he had a head start due to his HTL secondary technical school education, he soon realized when he started his BSc program that university life is different and, above all, more demanding. “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 as he found running to be an ideal balance to his studies. He may not be studying anymore, but he is still running and in the meantime he has become an enthusiastic triathlete and has finished the Ironman 70.3.