Overview of the CyberSeek Cybersecurity Career Pathway

Considering a career in the exciting cybersecurity field? Or have you worked diligently in an entry-level role and are curious about the next step in your career?

It’s no secret that cybersecurity jobs are exciting, fast-paced and best of all, in extremely high demand among employers. However, finding the perfect role for yourself can still be quite challenging. Which job best fits your skills? Do you need a college degree? Will the role meet your financial goals and match your long-term career objectives? These are all important questions to answer when navigating your career plan, whether you’re brand-new to the field or a seasoned pro looking to take to your career to the next level.

CyberSeek’s Cybersecurity Career Pathway tool takes all of the key pieces of information you need in order to make an informed decision about your cybersecurity career and presents it in a format that is well-organized, user-friendly, and highly interactive. Take a look!

Jobs in Cybersecurity

Here’s some good news for those of you in the cybersecurity field: national employment projections indicate that the demand for cybersecurity specialists will grow by 28% between 2016 and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s much faster than projected growth rates for other occupations. This means you’ll have an abundance of job openings to apply for when the time comes.

Despite the critical need for more cybersecurity professionals, a vast gap exists between the number of open positions and the number of qualified candidates available to fill those empty roles:

  • Between April 2017 and March 2018, there was a shortage of 17,000 information security analysts
  • There are almost 200,000 open positions in the cybersecurity field that employers are struggling to fill
  • Cloud security positions are open for an average of 79 days, the longest (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Christine McKenzie. Read the original post at: