A number of posters have asked about qualifications, needs for degrees, whether an RN is required or not, etc.
The answers are - it depends. I currently have over 30 openings for clinical analysts, project managers, managers and directors.
The vast majority want former clinicians (most often RN's) with both clinical and IT applications experience with a specific application like Cerner, Siemens, McKesson, Quadramed, Meditech, Eclipsys, IDX or other applications. My most common position is for a former RN with at least 3-4 years of IT experience with clinical applications, and special expertise in setting up and supporting one of these vendors applications. These roles usually pay in the $60-70K/year range. In a smaller town, probably less, in New York, DC, Boston, etc somewhat more.
Some clients also want techs or professionals from pharmacy, rad, lab, etc for positions with applications in those areas.
Informatics degrees are nice, but not usually required.
Again, these are the usual needs in the acute hospital applications areas. Other informatics positions in other organizations may have different requirements.
A recent issue of Modern Healthcare included a survey of the top IT projects in hospitals. CPOE, Pharmacy/Medication administration, RIS/PACS, EMR/EHR were the top areas.