Montana Information Systems Schools

Computer Information Systems Industry Outlook in Montana:

With an expected 20 percent increase in Computer Information Systems over the coming 6 years, you can bet Montana will not be the land of cattle and cowboys for long. Computer and Internet technology is quickly taking over as the driving force behind Montana’s businesses. Many of these professionals, roughly 75 percent of whom have completed a four-year degree or higher, are the future of Montana’s business and industry.

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Many of Montana’s Information Systems professionals excel in the following skills driving Montana’s businesses and government agencies:

  • Computing & Computer Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Computer-Based System Design & Implementation
  • Visual Effects
  • Business Computing Development
  • Computer Science Theory
  • Software Development

Montana Computer Information Systems Salaries and Areas of Occupation:

At $82,800 per year, Montana’s median annual salary is much higher than the state’s average household income of just under $44,000 per year. Many of those earning higher salaries have at least a four-year degree or higher, roughly 75 percent. In fact, national average starting salaries for Computer Information Systems are near $55,000 annually, some of the highest in any field for recent college graduates. Those with a master’s degree or higher could possibly expect more.

A table of Montana average salaries for the Information Systems sector is available below:

Position Monthly Annual
25th Percentile $5,650 $68,000
75th Percentile $8,850 $106,200
90th Percentile $12,200 $146,500
Median Salary $6,900 $82,800

Source: 2009

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in Montana:

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