Missouri’s economy includes sectors such as technology, bioscience, manufacturing, health sciences, financial and energy companies. Some of its larger and more well-known employers include Bausch & Lomb Surgical, 3M, Pfizer, Emerson Electric Company, Ford, General Motors, Hallmark Cards and Monsanto. The state is home to several manufacturers whose products help save energy, such as Smith Electric Vehicles, and Emerson Electric, which manufactures parts for wind turbines.
Tech employers in Missouri
Missouri offers some compelling advantages for companies interested in tech services and data security. The state houses more than 3,500 IT service companies, 2 million feet of high speed cable, satellite and fiber lines, and more than 15 million square feet of secure underground sites that provide heightened protection from natural disasters, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Tech firms such as IBM, Unisys, Cerner Corporation and DST Systems are tech employers of note.
Employment Outlook and Salary Data
Missouri doesn’t offer employment growth numbers on this profession between 2008 and 2018. However, national employment of information security analysts is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020. Note that the data on which this projection is based was taken from three professions: information security analysts, computer network architects and web developers.
*Table salary information, 2011 BLS and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. Numbers are for Information Security Analysts and Computer Network Architects and Web Developers.