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As technology continues to evolve, more and more qualified employees will be necessary to meet the demands.

Here are a few of the fields that fall into the technology category:

  • IT and custom software services
  • Engineering, R&D and testing
  • Telecommunications and internet
  • Tech manufacturing

High-tech businesses require staff to keep servers, databases, phones, software, websites and more operating optimally. Hence the need for trained technology labor.

Education and Training

The education requirements for this industry vary greatly. A good number are entry-level, meaning on-the-job training allows for advancement. Some require certificates of specialization or an associate’s degree in a related field. And some require a 4-year degree. 

Trends and Projections

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation calls technology a “growing sector” over the next 10 years.

In fact, this analysis from Las Vegas Business Press projects a growth of nearly 39 percent between 2015 and 2027.

OES Wage and Job data shows IT growing by 4 percent year-over-year in 2017 for Northern Nevada alone.

Here are Educational and Salary Characteristics of High Demand Information Technology Occupations in Nevada.