Cybersecurity is one of today’s hottest technical fields, and with a shortage of 3.4 million trained professionals. Careers in cybersecurity can be incredibly rewarding, high paying, and are in demand worldwide in just about every industry.
Career opportunities in cyber security continue to grow dramatically, and many experts expect a continued shortfall in trained professionals. This means great job prospects from students interested in the field, and great pay too. Even today there are roughly 750,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs nation wide according to CyberSeek.org
Currently, cyber security professionals report an average salary of $135,000, or approximately $65 per hour. That’s about 2.5 times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more.
The available potential workforce isn’t keeping pace with demand, and experts blame a lack of interest from young people entering the job market. Read more.
The types of jobs that require cyber security training include:
Data Security Analyst
IS Security Manager
Systems/Applications Security Analysts
Network Security Engineer
Application Security Tester
These types of roles are in demand for just about any kind of company, since they all use computers/networks. Types of companies include:
Any company or organization with online systems
Security technology companies, hardware and software
Networking + Communications