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Job Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports the following:

  • Jobs in cyber security and other areas of computer technology are expected to grow faster than average
  • The average salary for workers in computer related fields is $75,660 per year (2010)

O*Net Online provides information about job titles related to cyber security, descriptions of tasks, skills needed,  opportunities for apprenticeships, and preparation needed for entry into this field. O*Net provides the following data:

  • Median wages in 2012 were $86,120 per year
  • Top industries employing cyber security personnel are professional associations, scientific organizations, technical services, and government agencies

Companies Hiring Cyber Security Professionals