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Old 12-29-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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[LEFT]Houston has the 10th-largest high-tech workforce among U.S. cities, according to a report released Wednesday by the TechAmerica Foundation.
The city’s high-tech industry employed about 127,800 workers in 2009, the report says, the 10th-highest total in the nation, though the total number of workers declined 3 percent (4,200 jobs) from 2008. High-tech employees in Houston earned an average salary of $87,300.


Houston ranks 10th in U.S. for high-tech jobs | Houston Business Journal

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Old 12-29-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Here's a link to a listing of the top 25 from the same report:

U.S. Cities With the Most Tech Jobs: High-Tech, High Salaries - BusinessWeek

Among Texas cities:

Dallas-Ft. Worth was #4 with 174,848 (avg. salary $88,164)
Houston was #10 with 127,760 (avg. salary 87,292)
Austin was #23 with 65,435 (avg. salary $93,240)
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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That's great.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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I thought we were too dumb for that newfangled fancy-pants high tech stuff.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I thought we were too dumb for that newfangled fancy-pants high tech stuff.
Just the beginning, Houston has a big potential
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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High-tech employees in Houston earned an average salary of $87,300.

Read more: Houston ranks 10th in U.S. for high-tech jobs | Houston Business Journal

That would be about the same in California.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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I thought we were too dumb for that newfangled fancy-pants high tech stuff.
So the 4th largest population. We ought have some high tech stuff.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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What's "population" mean? Is that how much everybody likes us?
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: South Katy
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There's a lot of us techies around the city, just look at how big the geek gatherings (e.g. the monthly geek gathering put together by that show on Pacifica radio) and geek organizations (e.g. HAL-PC) are.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Default No energy and alt-energy,I'll bet...

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[LEFT]Houston has the 10th-largest high-tech workforce among U.S. cities, according to a report released Wednesday by the TechAmerica Foundation.
The city’s high-tech industry employed about 127,800 workers in 2009, the report says, the 10th-highest total in the nation, though the total number of workers declined 3 percent (4,200 jobs) from 2008. High-tech employees in Houston earned an average salary of $87,300.


Houston ranks 10th in U.S. for high-tech jobs | Houston Business Journal

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I wouldn't be surprised too that the 127,800 does not include what truly are high-tech petroleum engineers, geophysicists, geologists, log analysts, seismologists and seismic data processors, alternative energy chemists, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineers , computer programmers in energy trading, computer-assisted exploration and deepwater platform facility design... etc... who are involved in the energy industry but should still be considered (very!) high-tech workers. I'm guessing that this number would double.
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