Information Technology Schools and Programs in North Dakota

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 21 HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOOLS IN North Dakota? 

Are you looking for IT schools in North Dakota? Before you choose the right college to pursue your IT career, it is important to understand the educational and career landscape. Whether you want to pursue a career in computer support or as a network administrator job, we have taken the time to gather some important information for you. For example, did you know over 3.5 North Dakota workers out of every 1,000 are computer user support specialists, for a total of about 1,570 roles? [i] Let's look at some general education information about colleges in North Dakota:[ii]

  • North Dakota has a total of 21 degree-granting colleges and universities, compared to the national average of 90.
  • 28,158 female college students attend school in this state; the national average is 228,592.
  • North Dakota has about 26,275 male college students, compared to the national average of 171,951.
  • 10,797 degrees/certificates were awarded in North Dakota. 

Information Technology Careers in North Dakota

North Dakota is home to 61,546 firms in total, including IT and technology companies.[iii] If you’re looking to pursue a new IT career in this state, check out local listings and read job descriptions carefully. IT career paths may have different names but similar skill requirements and duties, which means it’s important to keep an open mind about what kind of roles you apply to. And finally, don’t overlook non-IT firms during your career search. Employers in a variety of industries may need IT employees, so be sure to expand your search beyond software and technology companies. Here are some IT career paths you might want to consider:

Computer Systems Analyst [iv]

Sample of reported job titles: Applications Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Computer Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Information Systems Analyst (ISA), Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer [v]
  • Computer Systems Analysts employed in North Dakota in 2014: 540
  • For every 1,000 people employed in North Dakota, 1.22 are computer systems analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $44,810
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $150,270
  • From 2012 to 2022, North Dakota is projected to add about 131 new computer systems analyst positions. That’s a predicted increase of 16.1% for a total of 944 jobs [vi]

Computer Systems Analyst salary information for specific metro areas of North Dakota*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bismarck, ND$47,670$61,930$87,350
Grand Forks, ND-MN$43,340$77,260$96,500

 

Network and Computer Systems Administrator [vii]

Sample of reported job titles: Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Network Specialist, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer. [viii]

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators employed in North Dakota in 2014: 490
  • For every 1,000 people employed in North Dakota, 1.11 are Network and Computer Systems Administrators.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $46,100
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $94,810
  • From 2012 to 2022, the number of Network and Computer Systems Administrator roles in North Dakota is expected grow by about 76. That’s an increase of 13.8% for a projected total of 627 [vi]

Network and Computer Systems Administrator salary information for specific metro areas of North Dakota*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bismarck, ND$45,630$65,350$100,690
Fargo, ND-MN$47,920$66,340$95,070
Grand Forks, ND-MN$45,180$58,450$75,960

 

Computer Network Support Specialist [ix]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Network Specialist, IT Consultant (Information Technology Consultant), Network Engineer, Network Specialist, Network Support Specialist, Network Technical Analyst, Network Technician, Personal Computer Network Analyst, Senior IT Assistant (Senior Information Technology Assistant), Systems Specialist. [x]

  • Computer Network Support Specialists employed in North Dakota in 2014: 360
  • For every 1,000 people employed in North Dakota, .81 are Computer Network Support Specialists.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $34,330
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $71,930
  • From 2012 to 2022, Computer Network Support Specialist jobs may grow by about 8.8% in North Dakota. A projected increase of 47 jobs should result in around 579 total jobs. [vi]

Computer Network Support Specialist salary information for specific metro areas of North Dakota*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bismarck, ND$30,680$45,470$61,650
Fargo, ND-MN$36,010$51,840$72,890

 

Computer User Support Specialist [xi]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Electronic Data Processing Auditor (EDP Auditor), Help Desk Analyst, Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Support Specialist, Technical Support Specialist. [xii]

  • Computer User Support Specialists employed in North Dakota in 2014: 1,570
  • For every 1,000 people employed in North Dakota, 3.56 are Computer User Support Specialists.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $29,800
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $66,700
  • From 2012 to 2022, computer user support specialist careers in North Dakota are projected to grow by 26%. That’s an increase of about 486 jobs for a total of 2,354 [vi]

Computer User Support Specialist salary information for specific metro areas of North Dakota*

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Bismarck, ND$30,630$44,850$60,700
Fargo, ND-MN$28,310$46,950$65,380
Grand Forks, ND-MN$29,550$46,450$60,560

 

Software and IT Services Companies in North Dakota**

Looking to jumpstart an IT career in North Dakota? You may want to check out some of the fast growing IT companies in this state. Inc.’s fastest-growing private companies in North Dakota on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List is a good source for businesses to watch. One North Dakota software company made Inc.’s prestigious list, but be sure to check out other high-growth companies in this state that could have IT needs! 

  • #2238 Pedigree Technologies – This North Dakota software company is headquartered in Fargo, ND and has been in business since 2004. Pedigree Technologies is known for its innovative software that tracks assets and helps workers on the go to collaborate more effectively. Fleet managers can keep tabs on equipment and even track fluid and fuel levels in delivery trucks! [xiv]

*Salary Data  **This listing is for informational purposes only and does not represent that jobs are available or will be available at these companies.   

[i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nd.htm#15-0000 |  | [ii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=38 | [iii] quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/38000.html | [iv] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151121.htm | [v] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1121.00 | [vi] ndworkforceintelligence.com/admin/gsipub/htmlarea/uploads/lmi_LTproj2022.pdf | [vii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151142.htm | [viii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1142.00 | [ix] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151152.htm | [x] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1152.00 | [xi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151151.htm | [xii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1151.00 | [xiii].inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/ | [xiv] pedigreetechnologies.com/

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