There is a growing need for Cybersecurity professionals.

“Cybersecurity is a national priority and critical to the well-being of organizations. As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, demand for an experienced and qualified workforce is essential.” (NICCS)

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) Cyber Career Pathways Tool can help you identify, build, and navigate a potential cyber career pathway by increasing your understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to begin, transition, or advance your cyber career.

Workforce Demand

Find out if there is strong demand for cybersecurity jobs in your region. To help close the cybersecurity skills gap, CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Computer and Information Technology Occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

Our Cybersecurity programs can help prepare you for career opportunities or advanced education in the field of cybersecurity, including cyber forensics, information assurance, and network security analyst positions.

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