Date: 7th May 2012
Finding a college or university that offers the right cyber security degree program traditionally takes hours of research. Now, students interested in this fast-growing profession can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily at U.S. News University Directory, the trusted authority on higher education.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which classifies cyber security professionals as information security analysts, expects this field to add 65,700 jobs by 2020. That’s a 22% increase, faster than the average for all occupations. BLS data also shows a $75,660 median annual salary in 2010 for cyber security professionals.
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An interest in technology – and a talent for putting it to use – are ideal traits for cyber security students. Credentials are available at many levels, from one-year certificates to six-year master’s degrees in cyber security.
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