Lance Morgan demonstrates
the monitoring program Neurotech uses while running
inhome EEG studies. Seizure patients are monitored for
durations of up to three days with a trained technician
ensuring that the equipment is working correctly to be
sure the doctor will get valid data.
MADISON — Technology is not the
way of the future — it’s the here and now. And Wisconsin is doing
well attracting employees to fill technology-related employment.
According to Cyberstates 2019T, a guide to tech sector and workforce
analytics published by CompTIA, Wisconsin added more about 4,546
jobs in 2018.
Since 2010 net tech employment has grown by more than 35,600 new
jobs in Wisconsin. With a total nearing 215,000 tech workers in the
state, the sector accounts for approximately 7.1 percent of the
Wisconsin workforce, according to the Tuesday announcement. The tech
sector also has an estimated direct economic impact of $21.5
billion, or about 7.2 percent of Wisconsin’s total economy.
“Clearly the broad-based impact of the tech industry touches
virtually every community, industry and market across Wisconsin,
especially when you consider the hundreds of thousands of knowledge
workers who rely on technology to do their jobs,” said Todd
Thibodeaux, president and CEO, Comp-TIA, in a statement.
In addition, Wisconsin had a 92 percent increase in the number of
job postings related to emerging technologies, such as the Internet
of Things, smart cities, drones, artificial intelligence, virtual
and augmented reality, and blockchain.
Cyberstates projects the base of tech occupation employment — a
subset of net tech employment — will grow by 2.2 percent in
Wisconsin by 2026.
Retirements will add even more pressure to meet the need for tech
“The findings attest to a tech labor market that will remain tight
as employers balance short-term needs with an eye towards the
future,” said Tim Herbert, senior vice president for research and
market intelligence at CompTIA, in a statement. “As digitalhuman
models begin to unfold, employers and employees alike will face new
challenges — and opportunities, in shaping the workforce of