Military security careers overview

Introduction

For those either in the military or considering the military, information security is a key job path you might take. You can learn information security fundamentals if you are new to the information security field and also expand your current skill set if you have an information security background.

This article will provide an overview to military security careers including job outlook, how it differs from information security careers in the private sector, different career paths and even career possibilities for non-enlisted professionals. If you have ever wondered about military security careers and didn’t know where to begin, look no further.

Reasons to choose a career in military information security

Job outlook

The job outlook for military information security careers is strong. During the ten-year period of 2010 to 2020, the growth of this sector is expected to grow by 22%. In fact, this will only intensify as more of the military space moves into cyberspace. This rapid growth is caused by the increasing presence of cyberattacks.

Another good thing about choosing this career path is that when you are transitioning back into the civilian world, employment opportunities will be strong.

Earning potential

The earning potential of military information security spans the board from below average to competitive, depending on whether you are working a job for one of the different branches of the armed services or another limb of the body of military information security. For instance, a cybersecurity specialist in one of the branches of the armed services will earn an average salary of $58,430, and a U.S. Department of Defense security specialist can expect to earn $84,952.

Serving your country

Military information security careers are an attractive professional option because you get to serve your country as you build your career and your information security (Read more...)

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