According to the Oregon website, high tech industries are a major employer and computer systems analysts are listed number 3 as a trending career. Professional and technical services are a growing trend in Oregon, and there are major corporations that have headquarters in the state.
There are over 3,000 information security jobs in Oregon, especially in Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, and Sanford. Companies and government that offer positions in information security include:
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Kaiser Permanente
- Columbia Sportswear
- Wasco County
- Volt Technical Resources
- AZAD Incorporated
Information Security Salaries in Oregon
Graduates of a Masters in Computer Security degree can find positions such as network architect, disaster recovery specialist, project manager and information assurance. In these positions, it is important to protect the organizations from threats that come from inside the organization as well as those from outside the company.
The two main categories these positions fall under according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics are Computer System Analysts and Information Security Analysts. The average annual salary for Computer Systems Analysts is $63,000 and the annual salary for Information Security Analysts is $69,000. These salaries will vary depending on position, experience and whether the graduate works for the government or a private organization.