We are all aware that jobs in the IT field are expanding faster than ever. Some even claim that we are preparing our children for jobs that do not yet exist. But one thing is for certain, if you had a change of heart over the new year or a revolution about your current job, you may want to consider a career in cybersecurity. According to Forbes, the cybersecurity market is “expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020.” What’s more, over 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the United States are currently unfilled with the number predicted to rise to 1.5 million by 2019.
If you are already in the tech field, considering a job in cybersecurity sounds like a no-brainer. Crossing over to cybersecurity can mean both an increase in pay and a huge opportunity for upward mobility. In fact, those in cybersecurity earn a nine percent higher average salary compared to other IT workers. For those without a background in IT, cybersecurity still looks very promising. According to U.S. News and World Report, an information security analyst was ranked among the best jobs for 2015 and is growing at a rate of 36%. Not to mention, the median pay for this entry level job is $88,890 per year and only requires a Bachelor’s degree. Take advantage of this opportunity before it’s too late.