Salary and labor market
Labor Market Information
Estimated Regional Employment 2014 Entry Level  Annual  Wage      2014 Median Annual Wage 2014 Projected Growth Rate    2010-20 Projected Regional Job Opening 2010-20
Computer Programmers 300 $40,893 $55,786 +17.6% +110
Software Developers, Applications 330 $50,690 $73,778 +17.0% +100
Computer Systems Analysts 250 $41,018 $67,870 +13.9% +90
​Software Developers, Systems Software ​150 ​$45,157 ​$78,645 ​+46.2% ​+20
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office,
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates /
Related Placement Rate
​20152014 2013
Computer Programmer / Computer Systems Technology / Network Systems Administration ​17/80%39/100% 27/87%
​Web Programming​2/100%​1/100%​7/100%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
2013 2012 2011
Information Systems 24 17 17
Network Technology 20 16 9
Computer Programming 18 12 11
Website Development 7 3 1
Technical Services 4 0 0
Computer Science 3 0 0
​Data Technology ​3 ​0 ​0
​Computer Engineering ​3 ​0 ​0
​Database Management ​1 ​0 ​0
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
      Business Name                         Position(s)                           Location
Bayer Built Woodworks Application Support Specialist Belgrade, Minnesota
Bennett Office Technologies Network Administrator Internship Willmar, Minnesota
Bethesda Information Technology Coordinator Willmar, Minnesota
Christensen Farms Production Data Representative Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Duininck, Inc. Technical Support Specialist Prinsburg, Minnesota
Forstrom Bancorporation IT Assistant - Entry Level Clara City, Minnesota
GradStaff IT / Marketing Specialist; Program Analyst Minneapolis, Minnesota
Healthland Conversion Programmer Glenwood, Minnesota
Hutchinson Manufacturing IT Intern Hutchinson, Minnesota
K & M Manufacturing IT Help Desk / Network Administrator Renville, Minnesota
Life-Science Innovations Software Developer Willmar, Minnesota
Marketing Concepts / Ability Commerce Software Support Analyst; QA Analyst Spicer,  Minnesota
McLeod County IT Technician II Glenco, Minnesota
Morris Electronics Computer / Electronics Technician Morris, Minnesota
North Star Mutual Insurance Co. Computer Programmer Cottonwood, Minnesota
Northern Factory Sales Information Technology Service Specialist Willmar, Minnesota
Novacoast Information Technology Service Specialist Willmar, Minnesota
NU-Telecom IR Telecommunications Technician; TechTeam Member Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Prinsco Inc. Tech Support Specialist Willmar, Minnesota
Procore Technologies Programmer Willmar, Minnesota
Quality Tech Services Programmer Bloomington, Minnesota
Redwood County Technology Coordinator Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Ridgewater College Information Technology Specialist 3 Willmar, Minnesota
RITALKA Information Systems Specialist Montevideo, Minnesota
Riverland Community College Assistant Web Developers Austin, Minnesota
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.