For many, August is the end of one season and the beginning of another. Summer break is coming to an end and classes aren’t far around the corner. Whether you have declared an area of study or not, or you’re looking to transition to a new area of study, there are a variety of reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity and we’ve listed out a few reasons below. You never know, you just might find it’s a great fit!
The demand is there
It’s no secret that the cybersecurity industry, and others related to it, are constantly expanding and evolving. The most in-demand jobs within this industry change every year. Positions such as a software developer, cybersecurity manager, network engineer, cybersecurity analyst and cybersecurity engineer are the jobs in high-demand thus far in 2018. With the high demand for positions in this field, it won’t be difficult to find employment.
This industry pays well
In any industry, you’ll find employees are given a range of salaries depending on their position. This applies to positions offered within the security industry and the wages will not disappoint. You’ll find that positions within this field of study are paid fairly and generously, given the difficult work that must be done.
It’s always changing
As we stated above, the cybersecurity industry is constantly expanding and evolving. One day might consist of point-of-sale intrusions while another may be filled with malicious QR codes. As someone employed in the cybersecurity industry, you’ll never experience boredom and anything resembling a repetitive day-to-day schedule. It’s safe to say you’ll always stay on your toes.
You’ll find purpose
Working in the cybersecurity industry, you will be one of the many silent heroes in this world. You might not make headlines and your face may not be recognized on the street, but the work that you do has great purpose and impacts a variety of people and businesses. This vocation is meaningful as you stop hackers and provide services to organizations and society as a whole.
And, it’s interchangeable
If a position in the cybersecurity industry interests you even a little bit, you won’t find yourself limited in locations as a career in cybersecurity can take you anywhere around the world. Basically, if there is an internet connection, you can find work.
Perhaps we’ve sparked a new interest or rekindled a desire that has faded. Either way, there is no shortage of reasons to consider this exciting career path as you begin school this year or transition to a new area of study.
If you’ve pursued a career in cybersecurity, what advice would you give to those just beginning their journey? Comment below!