Information Technology in Nacogdoches
IT workers create or support computer applications, systems, and networks. Overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, with occupations such as web & digital developers, programmers, system & security analysts, network & software developers, and database administrators. Some roles—including software developer, web developer and information security engineer—are expected to grow at rates of up to 33% by 2030. The median wage for Computer and IT Technology occupations is $86,320 (2018), while the median wage for all occupations is $38,640.
Maintaining a standard level of service, security and connectivity is a huge task, but it’s not the only priority or potential challenge for all sizes of companies – from sole proprietors for Fortune 500. More and more companies want to implement more intuitive and sophisticated solutions. “IT can provide the edge a company needs to outsmart, outpace and out-deliver competitors,” says Edward Kiledjian, a Chief Information Security Officer.
Large advances in the information technology industry have made their way into Nacogdoches, thanks to the opening of NacSpace in 2018. NacSpace was founded as a branch company of Elliott Electric Supply with the talent and vision to provide state-of-the-art IT services, a cost‑effective and thriving co-working office space, and a secure and reliable Tier II Plus Data Center. Co-Working space offers remote workers state-of-the-art facilities, networking opportunities, and other amenities, while enjoying the high quality of life in Nacogdoches.
Stephen F Austin State University houses a state -of-the-art computer lab in the Cole STEM building including labs designed for research in game design, app development, augmented and virtual reality and robotics. Computer science graduates are well prepared for careers in technology-oriented fields such as computer science, data analytics, computer information systems, information technology and cybersecurity.