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BS Cybersecurity Career Outlook

If you’re looking for a high-paying, in-demand job in IT, Utica College’s online BS in Cybersecurity can open up a world of possibilities in one of the fastest growing IT fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for information security analysts to grow by 37% through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The federal government is expected to greatly increase its cybersecurity workforce to protect the nation’s critical IT infrastructure from new and emerging threats of cybercrime and cyberterrorism. The healthcare industry will also play a role in the growth of the cybersecurity profession as it expands its use of electronic medical records.

Cybersecurity is a dynamic and evolving field that offers an array of career opportunities to those with the right knowledge and skills. Increasing awareness of the vulnerability of computer systems to cyberattack has resulted in a need for professionals with the strategic, critical thinking, and technology skills to proactively address cyber security issues, from anticipating threats to mitigating them. As computer technology becomes enmeshed in nearly every aspect of American society, those with expertise in cybersecurity techniques will find themselves in demand.

According to a 2014 salary survey by the SANS Institute, nearly half of the 4,000 respondents reported earning $100,000 or more a year1. Respondents with a bachelor’s degree or higher made up 75% of the sample, indicating that formal IT education is a key factor in cybersecurity salaries and job opportunities. Fortunately, Utica College offers a flexible and affordable way to earn your BS in Cybersecurity online so you can join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals in America.

The bachelor's program in Cybersecurity can be a stepping stone to careers in areas such as:

  • ::  Critical infrastructure protection
  • ::  Law enforcement, helping to support officers and agents with cyber investigations
  • ::  Defense contracting
  • ::  Business/industrial security control systems
  • ::  Homeland security and counter terrorism
  • ::  Private investigation
  • ::  Financial sector security and fraud investigation
  • ::  Intelligence services
  • ::  Telecommunications

Many job titles and descriptions in this exciting and evolving field haven't even been created yet, but you can bet that any new careers in information security will be among the best paying jobs in IT. Graduates of the program will be skilled "cyber defenders," able to apply their abilities across a wide variety of fields to meet the demands of an increasingly wired world.

Learn more about the cybersecurity careers open to you with a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica College: Request More Information or call us at 315.732.2640 or toll-free at 866.295.3106 to speak with a Program Manager today.