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November 24, 2008

A ‘bright spot’ in the economy

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.

Gerry Ellis
Director, career services, DeVry University
Kansas City



Somehow the idea of huge numbers of people working on health care records does not reassure me about the economy. Echoes of "Brave New World" and "1984".


Don't the advertisements belong in the classifieds?

My mother is in the medical records industry. It's about as interesting and rewarding as licking sandpaper.


Yet another letter writer with pics of Star Editorial Board members with underaged boys!


I had the same thought. I was even willing to buy the small amount of merit the letter had, right up to the last two paragraphs.

Tomorrow's Letter:

The Benefits of Ford Ownership in a Declining Economy, by Mr. Gary Crossley, Owner, Gary Crossly Ford.

Pub 17

Did this clown pay for this ad, or is the Star so freaking desperate for traffic here that it's turning itself into WDAF and giving it away for free?

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