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. “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. See more.
And, even today there are roughly 350,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs nation wide according to CyberSeek.org
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. See 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