Information & Computer Technology

The Information and Computer Technology (ICT) industry encompasses many industry segments, including computers, software, telecommunications, and IT services. Dell, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, HP Enterprise Services, VCE, Cisco, and National Instruments are just of few of the major employers that call Texas home.

Texas is home to over 15,100 technology firms, employing 196,000 workers with an average wage of $96,714. Texas ranks No. 2 nationally for computer and video game employment, with over 13,600 individuals directly and indirectly employed by the industry. Employment in computer systems design has risen 60 percent in Texas over the last 10 years.
The computer science program at The University of Texas at Austin is the largest top-10 ranked computer science program in the nation. Dell Computers, originated in Austin when Michael Dell was a student at The University of Texas. Texas is the birthplace of the handheld calculator, invented by Texas Instruments in 1967.

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