From network administrators to computer programmers, the tech world is experiencing nationwide growth, and trained professionals are expected to see the most gain. An information technology (IT) degree in Utah can help prepare students for careers in the high-tech computer industry. Popular degrees offered locally include:
- Computer programming
- Computer information systems
- Information systems security
IT Careers in Utah
Graduates of a Utah IT program might consider finding careers in the state's larger cities, such as Salt Lake City or Provo. Projections Central reports that the IT industry is expected to see significant growth from 2012 to 2022, which is good news for Utah's 38,440 information industry workers. For example, computer systems analysts are expected to see 38 percent growth, and information security analysts are expected to see 50.8 percent growth, which is far higher than the national average for all jobs.
- Projections Central, Utah, https://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah, Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ut.htm#15-0000