Rasmussen College Optimistic After U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Latest Employment Situation Report

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November Report Shows Continued Employment Growth for Job Seekers in Health Care and Technology-related Fields

Rasmussen, Inc. is a post-secondary educational services organization delivering Master’s, Bachelor’s, Associate’s, and Doctoral degree programs through its network of 21 campuses and partnerships with 15 leading universities

There is tremendous opportunity for job seekers who have been schooled in these fields or are willing to acquire the education and skills necessary to compete for jobs

Career opportunities in the technology and health care fields continue to increase, according to the latest Employment Situation Report, released November 5 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further encouraging news was reported as private sector payroll employment increased by 151,000 jobs, above the average indicated, despite an unchanged unemployment rate of 9.6 percent in October, compared to the previous month.

“As long as advancements in technology continue to drive the need for knowledgeable professionals, there will be outstanding growth in this field. Likewise, the health care industry is in desperate need of experienced professionals, which constantly seem to be in high demand,” National Director of Career Development for Rasmussen College Tamryn Hennessy said. “There is tremendous opportunity for job seekers who have been schooled in these fields or are willing to acquire the education and skills necessary to compete for jobs within these industries.”

The report showed employment in computer systems design and related services increased by 8,000 positions in October, with 53,000 new positions created since June 2009. Additionally, health care, which continues to be among the fastest growing industries, added more than 24,000 jobs last month. Job seekers with degrees in nursing, health care, or computer-related areas are positioned to enter these high-demand fields.

Rasmussen College offers education opportunities tailored for growing industries through its School of Technology and Design, School of Business, School of Nursing, School of Allied Health, School of Justice Studies, and School of Education. To ensure its students are set to land jobs upon graduation, Rasmussen College career placement services professionals study job-growth trends to determine occupational fields with the greatest opportunity for growth. Fields seeing the highest career growth are reflected through the available Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs Rasmussen College offers online or on-campus at one or more of its 21 locations throughout the Midwest and Florida. Among some of the most popular are its Associate’s degrees in computer information technology and medical administration, as well as degree programs in practical or professional nursing.

At graduation, students meet with advisors through Rasmussen College career placement services to learn to maximize the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout the job search process. From résumé and cover letter editing to networking, portfolio development, and interview tips, career services advisors help students fully prepare for their job searches and gain a leg up on the competition.

ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Founded in 1900, Rasmussen College is a premier provider of educational experiences, dedicated to the growth and development of its students, employees, and the communities it serves. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Rasmussen College offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in fields with the greatest occupation opportunities to more than 15,000 students both online and through its network of 21 campus locations. By partnering with leading universities, Rasmussen offers opportunities to students beyond the Bachelor’s level. The Rasmussen Partner Network gives students the opportunity to earn Master’s and Doctoral degrees completely online, at their own convenience, from prominent universities around the country. To learn more about Rasmussen College, please visit http://www.Rasmussen.edu.

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