Online Masterís in Cybersecurity Career Outlook
Escalating concerns about the security of computer networks in the public and private sectors is contributing to job growth in the area of cybersecurity, an issue that was highlighted by President Obamaís hiring of a White House Cybersecurity Coordinator in 2009. The field is seeing heightened demand for information technology specialists and computer and information research scientists to create methods of monitoring and defending networks and devices, as well as to integrate those applications into older systems.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts overall employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.* There is high demand for these workers as information security concerns are increasing for many businesses. Managers realize that their current security measures cannot effectively combat growing threats. More properly trained administrators are needed to reinforce network and system security.
According to a recent report from Burning Glass Technologies, the demand for cyber professionals is growing at a rate of 3.5 times faster than the demand for other IT jobs over the past five years and more than 12 times faster than the demand for all other non-IT jobs. **
Cybersecurity affects organizations in nearly every field, including management, research, detection, prevention, investigation, counter intelligence and evidence gathering. With the skills youíll gain in this program, you may find career opportunities at:
- :: Federal law enforcement and national security agencies
- :: Local and state law enforcement agencies
- :: Corporations
- :: Banks and other financial institutions
- :: Insurance companies
- :: Hospitals and other health care facilities and organizations
- :: Private corporate security firms
Learn more about the cybersecurity careers open to you with this masterís degree. Request more information or call us at (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager today.Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm (visited August 27, 2013).