Though the state isn’t commonly referenced in discussions about technology hubs, Montana’s tech scene is exploding. The technology sector is growing at a rate seven times that of the state’s overall economy, and tech jobs pay an average of twice the median wage. Places like Bozeman have become technology hubs, with the majority of city employment tied to tech.
But Montana’s technology sector growth may be stymied by a lack of qualified professionals like software engineers. Paired with a rapidly aging workforce, this puts the state in a position where investing in technology education is non-negotiable. Several federal and state initiatives may help you advance your software engineering career by enrolling in one of Montana’s many technology education programs.