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The Capital Region is one of the nation’s leading hubs for digital tech employment and is expected to add more than 130,000 digital tech job opportunities over the next five years.
Employers across all industries—from government and healthcare, to the arts and energy—hire workers who can couple their diverse educational backgrounds with the top tech skills to succeed in today’s increasingly digital economy.
130,000+ digital tech job opportunities
over the next 5 Years
Maximize Your Major
Digital Technology Credential
New credential for all students who are looking to develop the skills needed in today’s fast-paced digital economy.
A curated selection of courses designed in partnership with many of the Capital Region’s leading companies.
Unparalleled professional development opportunities and a pathway to highly skilled jobs at some of the region’s most prestigious and sought after employers.
The Capital CoLAB’s Credentials
Offered by select universities in the region
The Generalist credential is geared towards non-STEM majors to prepare students for jobs roles that require an understanding of data analysis and visualization as well as data security.
The Specialist credential is geared towards STEM majors to prepare students for jobs involving specialized technical skills. Tracks include cybersecurity, machine learning, and data analytics.
Facts about Tech in the Capital Region
#2Capital Region’s rank among top U.S. tech hubs based on digital tech workers as a share of total workforce.
#3Capital Region’s rank among top U.S. tech hubs based on employment
$104,300Median salary of digital tech occupations in the region
$89,600Median salary of digital tech occupations in the United States
Credential Student Opportunities
By taking a selection of classes in conjunction with your major, you can participate in the Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program. Digital Tech Credential students are targeted for recruitment by CoLAB companies and provided access to exclusive professional development opportunities.
Reception with senior executives
Priority interviews for internships
Priority interviews for jobs
Financial incentives for new hires
...and much more!
Digital Tech Job Facts
Employer Demand for Digital Tech-Related Credentials in Job Postings
Share of Credentials Held by Digital Tech Workers in the Capital Region
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