Some of the largest employers in glitzy Nevada are world-famous casinos such as the Bellagio, the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Caesar’s Palace, all of which employ thousands and many of which rely on security software and other electronic means of fraud prevention. It is also home to associated businesses in the gaming industry, such as International Game Technology, a supplier of monitoring systems. There are many hospitals, medical schools and healthcare centers that could be potential employers for an information security analyst. The state’s alternative energy sector includes names like GE, K2 Energy, Sempra and BrightSource.
Tech employers in Nevada
Nevada is home to some very well-known tech and Internet concerns. These companies include the website builder Intuit, travel booking company Expedia, Cisco, online giant Amazon.com, Apple and Microsoft. The state is also home to IT consulting company IQ Systems, and telecommunications company CC Communications.
Employment Outlook and Salary Data
Nevada is not currently keeping records on the employment outlook for analysts at the state level. However, the employment outlook for Information Security Analysts is fairly good nationally. The BLS estimates that employment of analysts will grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020. However, it’s important to understand that the BLS numbers are for information security analysts, web developers and computer network architects together, not information security analysts alone.
*Source of employment and salary data, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Nevada Department of Labor. Employment projections and median salaries include not just Information Security Analysts, but also Computer Network Architects and Web Developers.