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It’s no secret that cybersecurity is one of the highest-paid jobs across the US. In 2017, US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median annual pay of information security analyst reached $95,510. At that, this profession required only bachelor's degree as a typical entry-level education and work experience of less than 5 years. The Typical Student team aims to provide valuable career advice. Previously, we told you about 8 Highest-Paying Jobs for US Graduates That Don’t Require Bachelor’s Degree. Also, Did You Know: US Citizens Can Earn Up to $120,000 Annually Without a Bachelor’s Degree?
Why Is Cybersecurity Education the New Black?
The February report from the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, suggests cyber crimes cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016. Cybersecurity is extremely important in the age of technology when identity theft becomes an everyday reality.
According to U.S. News & World Report, a shortfall of 1.5M cybersecurity professionals is expected by next year. The profession is extremely in-demand in Nevada, where gambling business is thriving and the risk of cyber attacks is huge.
High risk of cybersecurity threat resulted in the launch of internship program by Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nevada. As of today, 1,633 cybersecurity job openings in Nevada are waiting for highly-qualified professionals in the field.
The DRI cybersecurity program combines a SANS CyberStart Essentials course, a certification exam and an internship. The participants of the program will be carefully selected among the applicants via the CyberStart Game starting on June 18-22, 2018. This an interactive game meant to evaluate students’ cybersecurity skills. The scholarships will be earned by those with the highest scores.
Despite being a strictly tech field, which typically lack gender diversity, women have demonstrated interest in cybersecurity. Women represent only 14% of the cybersecurity workforce and this number is going to increase. according to Mitchell.
What Are the Top 5 High-Paid Jobs In Cybersecurity Right Now?
An average salary range is defined according to 2017 Salary Outlook guide.
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