Florida's information technology industry employs approximately 166,400 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the lucky employees are programmers, who make approximately $49,900 a year at the entry level, and engineers, who bring home an average base of $50,400, according to Salary.com.
IT Career Outlook: Florida
Larger companies typically require more IT professionals. Florida's largest cities are Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa, and many of the state's Fortune 500 companies are based in these large metropolitan areas, including:
- Fidelity National Financial
- Winn-Dixie Stores
- Landstar System
Career training in computer drafting and design, computer information science, and computer graphics can be found in one of Florida's many IT career training programs.