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Master's in Cybersecurity: Salary and Job Outlook

Protect the world’s data from cybercriminals and thrive.

With your Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica College, you’ll have the technical skills and specialized expertise to join the front lines in the battle against cybercrime. Plus, the curriculum will help you prepare to take advantage of testing for professional certifications like CompTIA A+, Security+, or Network+, opening up even more opportunities.

Explore master’s in cybersecurity salary and job opportunities below.

With a median salary of $99,730 in 2019 and a predicted growth of 32 percent by 2028, there is no shortage of career potential or master’s in cyber security jobs.2 Because data breaches are increasing and a shortage of qualified experts persists, your new skills will put you in high demand.

As you build your skills through our industry-responsive curriculum you’ll choose a specialization in Electronic CrimeIntelligenceMalware AnalysisComputer ForensicsCyber OperationsCyber Policy, or Data Analytics.

With your master’s in cybersecurity, salary and job outlook are high. Qualify for roles like:

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST

$71,977/year

Create systems to protect sensitive data, infrastructure, and business processes from cyberattacks. Minimize damage from ongoing attempts to steal or corrupt data while anticipating future threats.4

SECURITY ARCHITECT

$123,887/year

With a high-level understanding of the principles and technical tactics of cyberattacks and defense, build the structure, systems, and teams to anticipate, monitor, deter, or disrupt security breaches before they occur.5

CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER

$146,791/year

Take on the demanding task of ensuring all security teams, protocols, and systems are contributing to a successful and productive business or organization. Duties may include interfacing with organizational leadership to explain security protocols, managing high-level teams, or coaching departmental heads on best practices.6

Additional master’s in cybersecurity jobs:

  • IT Risk Manager
  • Cyber Operations Analyst
  • Principal Consultant Cybersecurity
  • Supplier Security Compliance Manager

Certification: Lead Investigations in Cryptocurrency Fraud and Theft

Through a unique partnership with CipherTrace — a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company — you can become a CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) and learn how to analyze and trace funds lost in cryptocurrency fraud and theft. You’ll use the same tools and get the same CTCE training as regulators and law enforcement members around the world do in becoming expert cryptocurrency financial investigators.

Once certified, you’ll be able to complete an active investigation at CipherTrace and write the case report, giving you direct, hands-on experience and demonstrating an incredibly valuable skill set to employers.

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Specializations: Find Your Cybersecurity Niche

To further tailor your degree to the career you want, hone specific skills with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity specialization:

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Computer Forensics

Pursue your passion for collecting and preparing evidence for computer crimes such as fraud, child pornography and cyber espionage with courses that emphasize a comprehensive understanding of the forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cyber Operations

Understand the policies and practices of cybersecurity so you can become a leader in this emerging field. You’ll graduate ready to help organizations manage security risks and protect assets.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cyber Policy

Understand the policies and practices of cybersecurity so you can become a leader in this emerging field. You’ll graduate ready to help organizations manage security risks and protect assets.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Data Analytics

Explore concepts in business intelligence, data analytics, and data science. Learn how to analyze big data to make strategic decisions, and advance in this fast-growing field.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Electronic Crime

Master the technical, legal, and ethical aspects of electronic crime, white collar crime and fraud investigation with a focus on risk and compliance, legal issues, fraud management, and advanced fraud analysis techniques.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Intelligence

Master the technical, legal, and ethical aspects of electronic crime, white collar crime and fraud investigation with a focus on risk and compliance, legal issues, fraud management, and advanced fraud analysis techniques.

M.S. in Cybersecurity: Malware Analysis

Pursue your interest in the technical aspects of malware analysis with courses that focus on the basics of malware, identification of malware, and mitigation of the effects of malware.

Key Skills Employers Need

Beyond the Degree

We have the tools to help you make your next career move:

One-on-One Mentors

Work with your program director and professors for professional mentorship and support.

Job Search Assistance

Build your résumé, do mock interviews, and find new opportunities in your area.

Career Counseling

Have our experts review your résumé and LinkedIn and learn to stand out from the crowd.

Handshake

Register for events, create a visual profile for employers, and apply for jobs and internships through our online portal.

Sources

  1. Information Security Analysts – Pay. (2018, April 13). Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-5
  2. Information Security Analysts – Summary. (2018, April 13). Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-1
  3. Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2017 Edition (Rep.). (n.d.). Retrieved January 7, 2019, from Herjavec Group website: https://www.herjavecgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/HG-and-CV-The-Cybersecurity-Jobs-Report-2017.pdf
  4. Average Information Security Analyst Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Information_Security_Analyst/Salary
  5. Average Security Architect, IT Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Security_Architect%2C_IT/Salary
  6. Average Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Security_Officer_(CSO)/Salary