Other Information Services Opportunities

Information – Relative Sector Size and Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Information sector will grow substantially over the next several years.

Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors
Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors

Other Information Services

Within the Information sector, Other Information Services is the fastest growing industry for the entire sector.

Information Industry Projections
Information Industry Projections

Other Information Services Industry Groups

Description of Other Information Services
Description of Other Information Services

Other Information Services Occupational Opportunities

The following lists the largest and fastest growing occupations in the Other Information Services industry for 2026.

  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Web Developers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Editors
  • Library Assistants
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Film and Video Editors

Software Developers, Applications Outlook

Software developers, applications is projected to be one of the largest and fastest growing occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Software Developers, Applications Outlook – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for software developers, applications.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Software developers, applications 60.1 15.6 64.7 Bachelor’s degree None

Software Developers, Applications Outlook – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for software developers, applications.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Washington 51,540 16.17 2.71 $63.19 $131,430
New Jersey 43,760 10.92 1.83 $51.46 $107,040
Colorado 27,210 10.65 1.79 $50.30 $104,620
Delaware 4,640 10.48 1.76 $49.16 $102,250
Virginia 35,960 9.49 1.59 $53.37 $111,010

Software Developers, Applications Outlook – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for software developers, applications.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 48,750 44.77 7.51 $63.55 $132,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 47,920 29.09 4.88 $64.33 $133,810
Boulder, CO 4,980 27.89 4.68 $50.32 $104,670
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30,120 26.98 4.53 $70.96 $147,590
Trenton, NJ 4,350 18.94 3.18 $49.91 $103,820
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 3,170 18.33 3.08 $56.61 $117,750
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 2,310 17.46 2.93 $52.24 $108,670
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 4,280 14.33 2.40 $47.61 $99,030
Raleigh, NC 8,520 14.04 2.36 $48.54 $100,960
Austin-Round Rock, TX 13,680 13.73 2.30 $50.69 $105,430

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other Outlook

Sales representatives, services, all other is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other – Size, and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for sales representatives, services, all other.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Sales representatives, services, all other 31.6 8.2 49.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for sales representatives, services, all other.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colorado 27,330 10.70 1.52 $33.20 $69,050
Maryland 27,240 10.23 1.45 $34.39 $71,530
Texas 115,580 9.72 1.38 $29.36 $61,070
New Jersey 38,210 9.53 1.35 $37.50 $78,010
Florida 77,050 9.15 1.30 $27.42 $57,040

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for sales representatives, services, all other.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 16,020 14.71 2.09 $38.38 $79,830
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 15,240 13.65 1.94 $39.70 $82,570
Austin-Round Rock, TX 13,120 13.16 1.87 $26.18 $54,450
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 18,860 13.07 1.86 $33.97 $70,670
Salt Lake City, UT 8,710 12.54 1.78 $23.15 $48,150
Boulder, CO 2,180 12.22 1.73 $30.77 $64,000
San Angelo, TX 550 12.00 1.70 $21.59 $44,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 29,780 11.95 1.70 $31.63 $65,790
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 9,760 11.92 1.69 $27.53 $57,260
Raleigh, NC 7,210 11.88 1.69 $27.83 $57,880

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Outlook

Market research analysts and marketing specialists is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for market research analysts and marketing specialists.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 16.1 4.2 64.7 Bachelor’s degree None

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for market research analysts and marketing specialists.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 5,960 8.41 2.01 $35.50 $73,850
Colorado 17,120 6.70 1.60 $34.81 $72,410
New York 59,110 6.42 1.53 $37.46 $77,920
California 96,600 5.79 1.38 $38.47 $80,020
Massachusetts 19,900 5.64 1.35 $37.27 $77,520

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for market research analysts and marketing specialists.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 15,350 13.75 3.29 $46.59 $96,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13,780 12.65 3.02 $49.28 $102,510
Boulder, CO 1,870 10.50 2.51 $37.76 $78,530
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,580 9.15 2.19 $43.08 $89,600
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,080 8.73 2.09 $29.18 $60,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 14,140 8.58 2.05 $42.07 $87,500
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 940 8.15 1.95 $40.52 $84,290
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 3,300 7.95 1.90 $40.08 $83,360
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 52,890 7.90 1.89 $38.86 $80,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 11,370 7.88 1.88 $36.13 $75,140

Customer Service Representatives Outlook

Customer service representatives are projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Customer Service Representatives – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for customer service representatives.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Customer service representatives 14.5 3.8 49.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training

Customer Service Representatives – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for customer service representatives.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Utah 49,510 35.10 1.81 $15.71 $32,670
Arizona 94,680 35.01 1.80 $16.10 $33,490
Florida 236,730 28.12 1.45 $15.39 $32,020
Idaho 18,110 26.41 1.36 $14.99 $31,180
Georgia 111,480 25.91 1.33 $16.57 $34,460

Customer Service Representatives Outlook – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for customer service representatives.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Jacksonville, NC 2,230 48.45 2.50 $11.40 $23,700
Salt Lake City, UT 29,340 42.22 2.17 $16.79 $34,920
Provo-Orem, UT 9,590 41.79 2.15 $13.91 $28,940
Tucson, AZ 14,580 39.95 2.06 $14.00 $29,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50,130 39.16 2.02 $15.39 $32,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 73,250 37.00 1.91 $16.69 $34,710
Boise City, ID 11,120 36.10 1.86 $15.56 $32,370
Midland, MI 1,240 35.81 1.84 $21.43 $44,580
Appleton, WI 4,300 34.82 1.79 $16.74 $34,830
Coeur d’Alene, ID 2,070 34.67 1.79 $13.47 $28,020

Web Developers Outlook

Web developers is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Web Developers – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for web developers.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Web developers 13.7 3.6 49.7 Associate’s degree None

Web Developers – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for web developers.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 1,260 1.79 2.02 $41.66 $86,660
Washington 5,640 1.77 2.00 $44.35 $92,260
Vermont 420 1.39 1.57 $31.36 $65,230
Utah 1,870 1.32 1.50 $31.97 $66,490
Maryland 3,470 1.30 1.48 $35.43 $73,680

Web Developers – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for web developers.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,870 3.46 3.92 $54.76 $113,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,690 2.85 3.23 $46.71 $97,160
Madison, WI 910 2.36 2.67 $25.29 $52,600
Provo-Orem, UT 500 2.19 2.48 $34.71 $72,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,360 2.17 2.46 $45.45 $94,540
St. George, UT 130 2.11 2.39 $27.60 $57,420
Boulder, CO 350 1.97 2.23 $35.62 $74,090
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 560 1.86 2.11 $34.81 $72,410
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 170 1.80 2.04 $25.98 $54,040
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,650 1.66 1.88 $35.32 $73,470

Computer and Information Systems Managers Outlook

Computer and information systems managers is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Computer and Information Systems Managers – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for computer and information systems managers.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Computer and information systems managers 13.3 3.5 49.7 Bachelor’s degree None

Computer and Information Systems Managers – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for computer and information systems managers.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 4,060 5.74 2.24 $78.99 $164,310
Connecticut 8,060 4.87 1.90 $71.03 $147,740
Massachusetts 16,310 4.62 1.80 $73.96 $153,830
Washington 12,590 3.95 1.54 $74.42 $154,790
Maryland 9,920 3.72 1.45 $72.38 $150,540

Computer and Information Systems Managers – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for computer and information systems managers.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 11,950 10.97 4.28 $98.16 $204,180
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 8,760 7.85 3.06 $96.68 $201,100
Cedar Rapids, IA 1,060 7.54 2.94 $62.37 $129,730
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,150 7.42 2.89 $72.93 $151,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 10,340 6.28 2.45 $78.00 $162,230
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,080 6.25 2.44 $78.51 $163,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 11,400 6.19 2.41 $76.14 $158,370
California-Lexington Park, MD 280 6.06 2.36 $71.15 $147,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,920 5.92 2.31 $83.11 $172,880
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,210 5.52 2.15 $69.23 $144,010

Editors Outlook

Editors is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Editors – Size an d Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for editors.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Editors 11.4 3.0 49.7 Bachelor’s degree None

Editors – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for editors.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 3,260 4.60 6.77 $42.18 $87,740
New York 19,160 2.08 3.06 $39.31 $81,760
Virginia 3,590 0.95 1.39 $34.21 $71,160
Vermont 290 0.95 1.40 $24.05 $50,030
Massachusetts 3,140 0.89 1.31 $40.21 $83,640

Editors – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for editors.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Glens Falls, NY 240 4.57 6.72 $16.44 $34,200
Charlottesville, VA 500 4.48 6.59 $27.26 $56,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,600 2.63 3.87 $40.58 $84,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,500 2.18 3.21 $40.22 $83,670
Ithaca, NY 100 1.91 2.81 $28.39 $59,040
Boulder, CO 300 1.70 2.51 $30.52 $63,480
Lawrence, KS 80 1.63 2.40 $24.44 $50,830
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 450 1.49 2.20 $27.15 $56,470
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 170 1.46 2.14 $42.50 $88,390
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.46 2.15 $44.84 $93,260

Library Assistants, Clerical Outlook

Library assistants, clerical is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Library Assistants, Clerical – Size, and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for library assistants, clerical.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Library assistants, clerical 11.2 2.9 27.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training

Library Assistants, Clerical – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for library assistants, clerical.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
New Hampshire 900 1.38 2.09 $12.85 $26,740
Illinois 7,170 1.21 1.83 $13.77 $28,640
Rhode Island 540 1.14 1.73 $13.80 $28,710
Iowa 1,740 1.13 1.72 $12.24 $25,450
Delaware 480 1.09 1.64 $11.33 $23,560

Library Assistants, Clerical – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for library assistants, clerical.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Bay City, MI 100 2.99 4.53 $9.81 $20,410
Ocean City, NJ 100 2.46 3.73 $15.00 $31,200
St. Cloud, MN 240 2.25 3.41 $15.49 $32,210
Ithaca, NY 110 2.19 3.32 $18.20 $37,860
Bloomington, IN 150 2.16 3.28 $13.19 $27,440
Fairbanks, AK 80 2.05 3.10 $17.60 $36,610
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 270 1.97 2.98 $14.40 $29,950
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.87 2.83 $12.73 $26,470
Springfield, OH 90 1.86 2.82 $13.88 $28,870
Logan, UT-ID 100 1.77 2.67 $14.80 $30,780

Computer User Support Specialists Outlook

Computer user support specialists is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Computer User Support Specialists – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for computer user support specialists.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Computer user support specialists 11.1 2.9 49.7 Some college, no degree None

Computer User Support Specialists – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for computer user support specialists.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 4,530 6.40 1.49 $33.43 $69,530
Utah 8,710 6.17 1.43 $24.35 $50,650
Massachusetts 20,090 5.70 1.32 $29.54 $61,450
Kansas 7,600 5.55 1.29 $21.80 $45,350
Colorado 14,190 5.55 1.29 $28.93 $60,170

Computer User Support Specialists – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for computer user support specialists.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Carson City, NV 480 17.08 3.97 $30.79 $64,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 12,590 11.56 2.69 $38.29 $79,640
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,910 11.05 2.57 $29.84 $62,070
Boulder, CO 1,810 10.16 2.36 $28.44 $59,160
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 2,040 9.49 2.20 $25.97 $54,010
Missoula, MT 500 8.45 1.96 $21.25 $44,200
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,460 8.25 1.91 $26.13 $54,350
Provo-Orem, UT 1,840 8.00 1.86 $22.39 $46,570
Rochester, NY 3,960 7.76 1.80 $23.36 $48,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 8,500 7.61 1.77 $35.11 $73,020

Film and Video Editors Outlook

Film and video editors are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the Other Information Services industry.

Film and Video Editors – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for film and video editors.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Film and video editors 0.7 0.2 52.9 Bachelor’s degree None

Film and Video Editors – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for film and video editors.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
California 13,900 0.83 3.86 $52.44 $109,070
New York 4,590 0.50 2.31 $40.63 $84,510
Georgia 1,330 0.31 1.44 $27.95 $58,130
District of Columbia 180 0.25 1.16 $37.84 $78,710
Connecticut 320 0.20 0.91 $29.91 $62,210

Film and Video Editors – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for film and video editors.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,020 2.71 12.57 $53.61 $111,520
Missoula, MT 60 0.96 4.46 $22.38 $46,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,130 0.62 2.86 $41.13 $85,550
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.51 2.35 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.51 2.34 $38.61 $80,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,300 0.50 2.30 $27.99 $58,220
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 480 0.42 1.94 $21.03 $43,750
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.35 1.61 $19.17 $39,870
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 320 0.34 1.57 $26.26 $54,620
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.33 1.55 $23.24 $48,340

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