Michigan is the land of manufacturing plants, and of the research and development that provides the products to keep them running. The state is home, not just to the big three automakers, but to a plethora of satellite manufacturers who provide products and services to the automakers. It’s the home of the Detroit Arsenal, which houses the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Manufacturing giants like Dow Chemical, Kellogg’s and Whirlpool employ thousands in the state. Manufacturing companies such as these rely increasingly on software and computer-run processes to keep their assembly lines running. They have sensitive product research data and need to protect it. Information Security Analysts will find many potential opportunities in the state.
Tech employers in Michigan
There are job opportunities in the state with large manufacturers; however, this state is also home to tech companies such as web-hosting company Liquid Web, software developers Red Cedar Technology and Omnex, and internet service provider ACD.net.
Employment Outlook and Salaries
The state of Michigan doesn’t offer employment growth statistics for information security analysts between 2008 and 2018, but employment of information security analysts is expected to grow by 22 percent nationally from 2010 to 2020. However, note that this projection is an aggregate of the data for information security analysts, computer network architects and web developers.
*Source of table salary information, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Numbers are an aggregation and include data for Information Security Analysts, Computer Network Architects and Web Developers.