If you have a passion for technology and problem-solving, a career in the IT/tech industry might be for you. In Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties, there are many job opportunities in the IT/tech sector, with an estimated 3,867 jobs.

Career opportunities in IT/tech include software development, web development, cybersecurity, network administration, database management, and more. With the rapid pace of technological innovation, there is always a demand for skilled workers in the industry.


Average earnings per technology and IT jobs in the Local Area, from ESMI data.

3,867 Jobs

Estimated number of Tech / IT jobs in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties

Entry-level jobs in the IT/tech industry typically involve providing technical support to customers or users, troubleshooting software and hardware issues, and assisting with the maintenance of computer systems. As you gain experience and skills, you can move up the career ladder and take on more advanced roles.

One way to advance your skills and career in the IT/tech industry is to obtain certifications or additional training. Many employers in the industry will provide opportunities for their employees to obtain certifications and training to keep up with the latest advancements in technology.

With the region’s growing economy and increasing reliance on technology, there is a high demand for skilled workers in the IT/tech industry. Some of the main areas of growth in the industry include software development, cybersecurity, and data analytics.

Whether you are interested in working for a large technology company or starting your own tech venture, there are plenty of opportunities for a fulfilling and lucrative career in the IT/tech industry in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties.

  • Asheville is the 7th fastest growing tech hub in the nation based on an analysis by Linkedin’s Economic Graph team.
  • Asheville Digital Nomads now has over 1,000 members representing individuals in the region who work remotely.
  • The Asheville metro has the secret sauce to attract tech talent per hypepotamus “The Entrepreneurial Journey Looks Different in Asheville, and it is Bringing New Tech Talent to Town
  • 78.6% of local Tech/IT employers expect to grow their workforce to grow over the next three years.
  • The top industry-specific degrees and credentials sought are Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field of instruction, CompTIA Certification, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, SANS Institute trainings, and SOC Analyst Certification.
  • The most job openings are projected to be for Software Developers, Programmers & Engineers, Computer, networking and IT support professionals, Business Development Professionals, Account Managers and Technical Sales Representatives.

“Some people say that technology is not for everyone. I think that’s a mistake. Everybody can do technology. There are always opportunities if you’re passionate, continue to work and learn, and put yourself out there. Just try it.

Karla Jimenez, IT Media Services Technician, Blue Ridge Community College

Career Success Stories

Read a few stories of people who’ve found opportunities for growth and on-the-job training.

Laura Sendrea

QA Engineering Professional

Chad Nance

Developer at Integritive

Meg Hammond & April Jones

Deputy Solutions Center Manager & Service Desk Manager at Epsilon, Inc.

Steve Ahlgren

Distinguished Software Engineer at Alteryx

Brian Fox & Matthew Horton

Co-Owners at One Who Serves

Gary Hughes

Director of Operations at Sugar Hollow Solar

Jon Brown

Division CIO at HCA Healthcare

Karla Jimenez

IT Media Services Technician at Blue Ridge Community College

Tan Polat

Network Engineer at ERC Broadband

It’s very interesting to play in a large-scale region that covers hundreds and thousands of miles of fiber optic networks. It’s cool to see the technology in action. Certification and ongoing training are the highlight in technology. Every year there’s something new and different. The sky’s the limit in this field.”

Tan Polat, Network Engineer, ERC Broadband

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