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Cyber Security Jobs & Careers Outlook

Jobs & Careers Outlook

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Cybersecurity Careers

Over the last 30 years, we have watched the world transform through the growth of the Internet. Things that were never before possible have now become commonplace. Entire industries have been transformed beyond recognition (Classifieds, Newspapers, Postal Service) and others have grown up that were never before considered. All of this is made possible by the computers on our desks, the phones in our pockets and the wires in our walls.

Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the employment market right now, and more and more positions open up each month. Job seekers are left wondering how to prepare for a career in cyber security, however, given the relative immaturity of the field and the fact that nontraditional career paths are common. A foundation in networking, systems administration, database management, or web applications can provide a focus for your cybersecurity education.

The network is here to stay. The only way to not be left behind is by continuously updating your skills.

Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the employment market right now. What can you do to enter the field of Cybersecurity? The first thing to do is get certified!

Unique Skills 3
Skills % of Skill Postings in Occupation
Javascript Programming Language 98%
Agile Development 95%
Java Programming Language 95%
Operating Systems 95%
SQL Programming Language 94%
Mobile Devices 93%
Software Development 93%
 

Cybersecurity Jobs & Careers
Job Title Suggestive Job Requirements 1   Jobs within 25 miles of Rockville, MD 2   Salary (Median) 1   Trend 3  
Information Security Analysts   Bachelor's Degree 1,100+ $85,170 +37%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators   Bachelor's Degree 8,700+ $72,560 +16%
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers Bachelor's Degree 500+ NA +32%
Other IT Jobs & Careers
Job Title Suggestive Job Requirements 1   Jobs within 25 miles of Rockville, MD 2   Salary (Median) 1   Trend 3  
Computer and Information Research Scientist   Masters or Doctorate Degree 200+ $102,190 +15%
Computer Programmers   Bachelor's Degree 3,100+ $74,280 +13%
Computer Support Specialists   Varies 1,200+ $48,900 +20%
Computer Systems Analysts   Bachelor's Degree 1,400+ $79,680 +27%
Database Administrators   Bachelor's Degree 7,800+ $77,080 +24%
Software Developers   Bachelor's Degree 21,000+ $93,350 +26%
Web Developers   Associate's Degree 12,000+ $62,500 +28%

Sources:
1. U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Handbook 2012 ( http://www.bls.gov/)
2. Indeed Job Search ( http://www.indeed.com/)
3. Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Montgomery College 2013-2014

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