Top States With Growth in Tech Jobs

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Texas (5.99% growth in jobs and new positions)

    Texas (5.99% growth in jobs and new positions)

    The Lone Star state is seeing tech investments from Mexico-based employers like iTexico, due to favorable infrastructure, government support and low worker attrition.

If you want to go to a U.S. region where IT career opportunities are on the fast track, head south. The top three states for technology job growth and newly created IT positions are all from that region, rather than from traditional tech meccas such as California, according to recently released research from Dice.com. Surprisingly, the Golden State doesn't even make the following top 10 list of states with growth in IT jobs. And the No. 1 overall state names here also ranks as having the second-largest total workforce of technology professionals (behind California), thanks to a surge of economic development in niches such as mobile, big data and software development, according to the Dice.com findings. But if the South's relatively low cost of living and perpetually warm climate doesn't interest you, don't worry: We've also included high-growth states in the West, North and Midwest. Dice.com is an online jobs and career community for tech professionals. The research was compiled primarily through data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This article was originally published on 2014-08-26
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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