Why cyber security is the career for you

Why cyber security is the career for youAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of information security an

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Why cyber security is the career for you

Why cyber security is the career for you

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of information security analysts will grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029. This outstanding percentage shows the importance of this relatively new field of employment and its contribution to the job market for the years to come. 

What’s cyber security?

Cyber security is an upcoming field of employment that relates to the applications of different kind of technologies in order to control and protect networks and systems or data and devices from any form of cyber-attacks. It can protect those system from any exploitation happening by malware, denial of service, phising, password attacks and other kinds of security threats.

What do you do as a cyber security expert?

You are basically employed to ensure that no one exploits or has unauthorized access to systems or data that can be crucial or significant to a company or an institution. You are basically on the front line of any cyber-attack, ready to protect the system. 

The positions you can find in cybersecurity are classified according to the experience level. Namely, at the entry level we have network engineers, and network administrators, systems administrators or security administrators. At the mid-level we have penetration testers, cyber security analysts, security technicians, IT auditors. At senior level, one can become a cyber security engineer, a Chief Information Security Officer or a cyber security manager.

But why is cyber security the career for you?

  1. You earn well

According to this source, the average pay in a job related to IT (Information Technology) is 50% higher than the average job in the private sector of America. 

To give you an idea, in 2016 the average pay for any cyber security job could be as high as $92,600 per year, in relation to an annual of $37,040 for an average worker of the private sector. If you invest in the future of IT and cyber security, you will surely earn better than any other common occupation in America.


  1. You’ll never be out of work

There's currently a shortage of cyber-security professionals and with the accelerating growth of the IT job market you will never be unemployed or low on business. It is estimated that there are between 20,000 and 40,000 shortages in the field as you read this.

There are countless opportunities in the field that you can head for, if you have received a basic or even more in-depth education on the subject of cyber security. 


  1. You’ll never be bored

Cyber security is not a career path that requires mechanical or bureaucratic procedures. It is not a job you can get bored with, as there is a variety of technologies and situations you will have to come across and through in order to protect a system. 

You could work with car protection or robots or mostly websites visited by millions of users online. The sure thing is you will not have time to get bored or feel dull while doing it.


  1. You’ll never stop learning

In such a new field with so many opportunities for growth, you will never stop learning and exploring new skills and abilities. There are different types of cybersecurity fields to work in and not everyone has the same inclinations. From positions with less stress to more demanding positions, you can basically grow into any type of cyber security professional you wish. 

You could invest in learning new IT skills sets and attending courses, participating in seminars, or simply practicing by researching. You will never be the same person you were last year or even yesterday once you start expanding your knowledge in the field.



Sources:

https://online.champlain.edu/blog/top-reasons-to-consider-cybersecurity-career


https://brainstation.io/career-guides/is-cybersecurity-a-good-career

https://programs.online.utica.edu/resources/article/what-makes-cyber-security-rewarding-career#:~:text=Cyber%20security%20professionals%20may%20safeguard,(IoT)%20continues%20to%20grow.

https://techbeacon.com/security/4-reasons-consider-cybersecurity-career

https://extension.harvard.edu/blog/five-reasons-why-you-should-consider-a-career-in-cybersecurity/

https://www.cybersecurityjobsite.com/staticpages/10292/why-choose-a-career-in-cyber-security/

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