DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., January 10, 2011 - Although the US economy continues to struggle with unemployment levels hovering just below 10 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects above-average growth potential over the next several years in career fields that include accounting, healthcare technology and information security. On February 12, more than 90 DeVry University locations will host National Open House events specifically focused on in-demand careers for the 21st century, with a mission to assist local residents in reaching their professional and educational goals.
Event attendees will have the opportunity, both on-site and through an online virtual open house, to learn about emerging professions and degree programs highly sought-after by today’s top employers. Events will feature presentations on in-demand careers and financing your education, panel discussions, and the opportunity to meet with an admissions representative.
“DeVry University continues to be a proponent of aligning our nation’s workforce with future demand as identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” says David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “DeVry’s practitioner-oriented professors and dedicated career services advisors help our students maintain a forward-thinking outlook toward achieving satisfying careers in these fields.”
For example, the BLS projects overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators to increase by 30 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.1 In an effort to meet this demand, DeVry University’s College of Engineering & Information Sciences offers multiple bachelor’s degree programs that prepare graduates for careers in these fields. DeVry University is home to five colleges of study with a breadth of degree programs that enhances students’ career prospects.
DeVry University’s academic programs are focused on student outcomes and many are designed in partnership with Fortune 500-level companies to provide real-world knowledge. Courses are taught by faculty members who are industry-leading professionals and provide students with personalized attention to help prepare them for career success.
DeVry University’s National Open House Events will take place nationwide on February 12. Visit www.devry.edu for more information, timing and locations.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit www.devry.edu.
1Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos305.htm.