IT and Telecom

Industries specializing in performing computer programming and data processing related services, including custom services, internet hosting, and other computer-related services, comprise the core industries. This sector is particularly entrepreneurial-focused, given the high number of proprietors and self-employed jobs.

The industrial inputs revolve around engineering, administrative, and other service-based industries required by the core industries. The purchasers include a variety of industries, such as hospitals, that use the core industries' services.

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Overview

Across industries, demand for computer programming and data processing services is growing rapidly. From infrastructure set-up and web hosting, to custom telecommunications and other information technology services, this fast-paced, entrepreneurial-fueled sector provides the expertise and tools to ensure businesses, government, and communities are connected, secure, and thriving.

Why Choose A Career In IT and Telecom?

768 Number of Worksites in the Pacific Mountain Region

The sector creates significant economic wealth.

12,705 People Employed as of 2024

The sector creates significant job creation across the state through its size.

1,270 Projected New Jobs through 2025

The sector has multiplicative impacts through tech industry purchases and
tech worker household spending.

Knowledge

Software
E- Commerce
Cloud Computing
Telecom
Electronics Manufacturing
Various Computer Services

Technical Skills

Technical writing
Social media management
Coding
Network configuration
Hardware deployment
Operating system knowledge
Database management

Abilities

Communication
Organization
Analytical abilities
Creativity
Project management
Tenacity
Problem-solving
Resourcefulness
Leadership
Flexibility

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