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Local DeVry locations join in national open house for tech jobs

These days, it seems it’s all about those growing career opportunities. On Saturday, Devry University locations in Fort Washington and Center City were part of a national open house program focused on healthcare technology and information services careers, industries where job growth is projected. In Fort Washington, the school offered 50 students and adult learners […]


These days, it seems it’s all about those growing career opportunities.
On Saturday, Devry University locations in Fort Washington and Center City were part of a national open house program focused on healthcare technology and information services careers, industries where job growth is projected.
In Fort Washington, the school offered 50 students and adult learners the chance to meet with faculty and staff around its college of engineering and information sciences program, organizers say.

Prospective students could talk shop with administrators about majors that include computer technology, network administration, biomedical engineering, game simulation and multimedia design. Career service counselors also were on-hand to discuss the job market.
DeVry’s programs often cater to national growth markets, like healthcare technology, which is expected to see an increase in job demand of 20 percent through 2018, and computer and information systems — which expects a 17 percent growth through the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer network, systems and database administration is expected to see a 23 percent increase.
Though its Center City campus — which opened in 2004 — was predominently business-oriented, in the last year, the DeVry campus’s focus has shifted to tech. “We found in the last year that we’re getting a lot more interest from employers in our technical majors,” President of the Center City campus Adena Johnston says.

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