Georgia technology job expansion outpacing average U.S. growth

Technology jobs are growing in Georgia, according to the survey conducted by the Technology Association of Georgia. In its eighth annual State of the Industry report, TAG found the number of high-tech jobs are increasing faster in Georgia than the average rate of jobs throughout the U.S., Northwest Georgia News reported.

Technology jobs in Georgia have increased by 20,000 positions since 2010, which is a rate of 8.3 percent – higher than the rates of growth for healthcare, financing, construction, transportation and even manufacturing in the state. There are currently 268,000 people in Georgia working in technology positions.

The average pay for technology jobs in the state has increased for the third year in a row as well, reaching $83,000, according to the report. And technology employers are optimistic that their workforces will increase over the next five years.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal believes the state's success in creating high-paying jobs will build on itself, Northwest Georgia News reported.

"Our technical schools and universities are producing the job skills needed by the industry; our technology infrastructure makes us one of the most wired areas in the country, and entrepreneurs have access to the capital they need for startups," Deal said.

Businesses throughout the U.S. with new jobs should partner with technical recruiters to match the most qualified candidates with their open positions.