Americans are anxious about the future of our economy, but there is a bright spot for those looking for a career or job change — the health-care industry. Health care has been affected by the condition of our economy, but the industry is growing in terms of technology.
As technology advances, so do career opportunities. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, the demand for jobs in medical records and health information technology is projected to increase by 18 percent through 2016. Despite the national slowdown, employment opportunities have increased in Missouri from August 2007 to August 2008.
The U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics reported that non-seasonally adjusted jobs increased by 1,000, and seasonally adjusted jobs increased by 3,000.
Fortunately, our country’s economic slowdown has had minimal affect on DeVry University students. For example, our fall career fair had many companies like Cerner, a health-care information technology company, that are still hiring. They have hired 20 DeVry graduates in the past year.
Ninety-six percent of DeVry Kansas City graduates between June 2007 and February 2008 in the active job market found a job in their field or were already employed within six months of graduation.
Director, career services, DeVry University