Massachusetts offers Information Security Analysts many potential employers with sensitive data to protect. Some of the state’s largest employers are hospitals, banks, research labs and insurance companies. The state is one of the nation’s most well-known academic hubs, and is home to renowned research universities such as Harvard and MIT, as well as a plethora of research- and tech-driven companies for whom information security is a vital concern.
Tech Employers in Massachusetts
The state is home to well-known tech companies such as IBM, Microsoft, technology services company Accenture, marketing consultant Hub Spot, Google Boston, and semiconductor company Teradyne. Biotech is also a thriving sector in the state’s economy. Potential employers in this sector include medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific, biotech pioneers Genzyme and Biogen Idec, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The state houses many software companies such as EMC, Kronos and RSA Security.
Employment Outlook and Salary Expectations
Jobs for information security analysts is expected to grow by 22 percent nationally from 2010 to 2020.
*Source of table salary information, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Numbers are an aggregation and include data for Information Security Analysts, Computer Network Architects and Web Developers.