Are you a woman looking for a job? As of this moment there is huge need for those who have cybersecurity skills to protect the digital assets of private and government systems. By some estimates, right now, there are over 200,000 and as many as 340,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions in the US, with upwards of 30,000 open jobs in various government agencies. Morgan (2015) notes that “The U.S. will have to fill its hundreds-of-thousands of cybersecurity positions over the next decade”. By some estimates the demand for cyber professionals will grow over 50% just within the next five years.
Some speculate that the reasoning for this is that women have traditionally been less interested in science and engineering based degrees, but whatever the cause may be, the landscape is quickly changing. The industry has realized the importance of diversity in creating a strong information security sector.
Are you a woman looking for a good paying job? Right now the salaries for skilled cyber professionals are off the charts as organizations are desperate for employees to fill their ranks. Salaries for top levels professionals are over $225,000 with average entry level salaries topping $70,000…plus generous benefits and near guaranteed job security.
Despite the good pay, job security and demand, these high paying jobs remain open due to the lack of people with the skills necessary to fill them. This celestial alignment of pay, security and demand is the perfect opportunity for women to enter the cybersecurity arena. All you need is a desire to succeed is to become skilled in the area….through quality training, delivered by knowledgeable instructors, at a reasonable price, and with the flexibility that is so often necessary in today’s hectic world.
Check out National Cybersecurity Institute’s Cybersecurity Training for entry level of advanced cyber professionals or if you are interested in an Excelsior College Cybersecurity Degree or Certificate Program see what we have to offer.
Let me say it again…this is the perfect opportunity for women to begin a career in cybersecurity. The message is clear….Cybersecurity….is looking….for a few good women.
If you are a woman considering a career in cybersecurity, now is the time to enroll in courses at the NCI and begin your exciting journey!
Morgan, S. (2015). Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage. Obtained from the Internet at http://www.csoonline.com/article/2953258/it-careers/cybersecurity-job-market-figures-2015-to-2019-indicate-severe-workforce-shortage.html