Careers + Opportunities 2017-11-09T00:54:44+00:00

Cybersecurity is one of today’s hottest technical fields, with some experts forecasting a shortage of up to 1 million of trained professionals in the coming years. Careers in cybersecurity can be incredibly rewarding, high paying, and are in demand worldwide in just about every industry.

Career opportunities in cyber security are expected to grow dramatically, and many experts expect a big shortfall in trained professionals.   This means great job prospects from students interested in the field, and great pay too.  Even today there are roughly 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs nation wide according to

Currently, cyber security professionals report an average salary of $116,000, or approximately $55.77 per hour.  That’s nearly three times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more.

“The demand for the (cybersecurity) workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million,” stated Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec. Read more.

The types of jobs that require cyber security training include:

  • Data Security Analyst

  • Security Administrator

  • IS Security Manager

  • Systems/Applications Security Analysts

  • Network Security Engineer

  • Application Security Tester

  • Software Engineer

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

  • Software/Web/Mobile development

  • Networking + Communications

Unfilled cybersecurity jobs nation wide
Average cyber security professional salary
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