NJIT Presents Information On Fast Growing Job Fields

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Lori Watrous-deVersterre of NJIT (on right) and Rahway High School students (from left) Jessie Cussac and Angel Torres use the RHS Tech Lab’s SMART board to look at jobs available in growing areas of technology. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)

Lori Watrous-deVersterre of NJIT (on right) and Rahway High School students (from left) Jessie Cussac and Angel Torres use the RHS Tech Lab’s SMART board to look at jobs available in growing areas of technology. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)

RAHWAY — On Friday, Oct. 26, Lori Watrous-deVersterre, a teacher and student at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) provided a presentation on jobs available in technology to at Rahway High School to Adam Slack and Leon Bunion’s students in Business and Robotics. She pointed out that CNN has listed the best jobs in fast-growth fields, and three of the ten top jobs are in information technology and computer science: Software Developer, Information Technology Consultant, and Database Administrator.

However, even for those training in other growing fields, like physical therapist, graduates with technological skills are those most equipped for job openings. Even medical devices like pacemakers require software to report information to doctors. Because operating systems and hardware are constantly changing, all applications must continuously be redesigned providing even more work in the future.

She provided specifics on NJIT’s programs in three areas, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Information Systems. The College of Computer Sciences partners with the School of Architecture for game design and digital design. Her presentation provided students already interested in the computer field with great encouragement for their future employment opportunities even in the current tight job market.

 


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