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 University, 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 test for professional certifications like Cloud+, CYSA+, and PenTest+.
Explore master’s in cybersecurity salary and job opportunities below.
- Top 10% of Computer and Information Security Analysts earn more than $165,920 annually1
- 33% Growth in Cybersecurity job outlook projected, 2020–20302
- 3.5 Million Cybersecurity job openings in 2021 with more than triple the number of job openings over the next five years3
The median cybersecurity salary was $102,600 in 2021. With projected job growth of 33% by 2030, and a 35% gap in workers needed to fill current openings, there is no shortage of career potential for master’s in cybersecurity jobs.2,7 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 Cybercrime and Fraud, Digital Forensics, or Cybersecurity Operations.
Your earning potential and job outlook are high when you obtain a master’s in cybersecurity. Qualify for roles like:
Information Security Analyst
Information security analysts are responsible for providing security solutions for their companies. Their primary duties include researching, collecting data, developing secure strategies, and maximizing productivity. They also are in charge of implementing security principles while following strict privacy policies.4
With a high-level understanding of the principles and technical tactics of cyberattacks and defense, security architects are responsible for their company’s network and computer security. At the early stages of the security life cycle, the security architect acts as a project leader to plan, research, and design elements of security.5
Chief Security Officer
Take on the demanding task of ensuring all security teams, protocols, and systems contribute to a successful and productive business or organization, guaranteeing the protection of the company’s assets, information, and employees. They are also responsible for coordinating crisis/security management programs and efforts throughout the company and informing all employees of company security policy changes.6
Additional master’s in cybersecurity jobs:
- IT Risk Manager
- Cyber Operations Analyst
- Principal Consultant Cybersecurity
- Supplier Security Compliance Manager
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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: Digital Forensics
Pursue your passion for collecting and preparing evidence for computer crimes such as fraud, ransomware 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: Cybersecurity Operations
Examine defensive and offensive modes of cyber operations as you become a cybersecurity expert. You’ll graduate ready to detect, investigate, and prevent cybercrime for employers ranging from defense contractors to financial services to critical infrastructure.
M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cybercrime and Fraud
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.
Key Skills Employers Need
- A deep understanding of cybersecurity and cyber-attack tools, tactics, techniques, procedures, and technologies, and the design of effective defenses
- Evaluation of cybersecurity and risk management issues as they relate to securing and defending both information technology and critical national infrastructures
- Collection and analysis of data in support of threat hunting and incident response efforts
- Ethical decision-making skills in cybersecurity management
- Cyber defense and attack methods
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