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Five Fast Growing States to Watch for Tech Jobs

  • Five Fast Growing States to Watch for Tech Jobs

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    Oregon holds the number six ranking, with nearly four percent growth in 2012. Its mobile software and open source communities are considered to be world class. But, there is a very compelling case to be made based on economics as to why tech talent is increasingly choosing Oregon. The average tech salary is greater than $80,000 in the state, and even higher in software and chip development – that's a lot of purchasing power.

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Five Fast Growing States to Watch for Tech Jobs

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    Oregon holds the number six ranking, with nearly four percent growth in 2012. Its mobile software and open source communities are considered to be world class. But, there is a very compelling case to be made based on economics as to why tech talent is increasingly choosing Oregon. The average tech salary is greater than $80,000 in the state, and even higher in software and chip development – that's a lot of purchasing power.

When it comes to tech employment, there are the varsity players - California, Virginia, Texas, New York and Florida. Those large states employ more than 650,000 tech professionals in computer systems design and related services, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the same category, those states added 15,500 positions this year.

But, many states have a burning desire to get in the game. This slideshow features five fast growing states to watch, as identified by Dice.com.