The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

Computer Careers

The Puget Sound region is famous worldwide for being on the cutting edge of information technology. Not only are major IT companiesheadquartered here, but small and medium-sized firms also share the highly coveted talent pool.

Examples of some current in‐demand IT jobs include:

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Information Technology is among the strongest industries in the Puget Sound region. The presence of companies such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook as well as smaller established firms and startups, continues to position King County well for growth and development in this sector. After some slight stagnation during the recession, employment in IT in King County is predicted to increase by 19.3% between 2014 and 2024 with steady and sustained growth through that period.

"IT" is defined in different ways. IT companies include software publishers, telecommunications and data processing and others. Meanwhile, IT occupations such as computer support specialists and network administrators are found in every industry and almost every business. Demand in this sector is expected to continue to outpace the supply of trained, qualified workers.