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Tech Jobs Are Thriving Nationwide--Up to 7.3M


Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

The market for technology-related jobs grew 2% to about 7.3 million workers last year as the digital economy continued to flourish in jobs for software, cybersecurity, and cloud computing, according to the Cyberstates 2017 report.

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The U.S. technology job market has expanded 2 percent to about 7.3 million employees since 2016, with 6.9 million employed by technology companies, according to CompTIA's latest annual Cyberstates report.

Tech employees earned an average of $108,900 last year, more than double the national average.

CompTIA's Tim Herbert says the growth in tech jobs amounts to about 4 % of the U.S. workforce, and $1.3 trillion in revenue.

The report also found the increasing migration of both tech and non-tech companies to cloud computing and other software services is accompanied by concurrent job growth.

The increase and allure of tech-related jobs has spurred groups such as Black Girls Code to lobby for more training and access to historically underserved potential employees.

The report noted surges in tech employment in California, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Michigan.

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