Three reasons to pursue a
career in cybersecurity

1) Job Security

Forbes says there will be 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US in 2022, and Varonis, puts the number at 3.5 million unfilled jobs globally in 2021.

2) High Salaries

$82,565 is the average salary for an entry level Cybersecurity Analyst [Ziprecruiter.com].

$96,478 is the median salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer [Payscale.com].

$96,152 is the median salary for an IT Security Specialist [Indeed.com]

$94,716 is the average annual salary for cybersecurity jobs across the U.S. [Ziprecruiter.com].

3) Career Options Are Growing

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job market for information security analysts is growing at a rate of 31%, which it characterizes as “much faster than (the) average” for other lines of work. For graduates with the right education and experience, the opportunities are vast — with job openings in almost every state and across every sector, both private and public.

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HOW TO REDUCE
YOUR TUITION BILL

It’s more important than ever to find ways
to reduce the cost of tuition.

Ask your high school guidance counselor for help

Buy used (or rent) textbooks and consider refurbished options for electronics

Consider work-study employment

Top Cybersecurity
Schools in St. Louis

Each university in our organization collaborates together to foster knowledge, plan events and create the top cybersecurity graduates in the area.

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