A woman is working at a laptop with two large monitors at a desk in a high-rise building with large windows.We use our computer or phone for just about everything in our lives. Have you ever stopped to wonder how all your online activity stays secure? Careers in cybersecurity are growing and it could be the right field for you.


Hot Jobs! Cybersecurity Careers

Sep 28, 2022

A woman is working at a laptop with two large monitors at a desk in a high-rise building with large windows.

"How much of your daily life relies on technology? How much of your personal information is stored either on your own computer, smartphone, tablet or on someone else's system?"

If you're like us, you use your computer or phone for just about everything, from entertainment and gaming to banking and bill paying to directions and shopping.

According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, "Cybersecurity is the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use and the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information." Security professionals work to keep our personal data safe.

If this kind of work sounds interesting, maybe it's time for you to explore a career in cybersecurity.

What education or training will I need?

You typically need a bachelor's degree in a computer science field. There are also professional certification programs that can help you qualify for entry level jobs. You can also consider applying for a cybersecurity apprenticeship program. An apprenticeship is a career pathway where you can get paid work experience, classroom instruction and a nationally recognized credential. To explore cybersecurity apprenticeships, visit The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program Finder. This site can help you find cybersecurity apprenticeship programs, youth apprenticeship programs and pre-apprenticeship programs throughout the United States.

What is the job outlook for cybersecurity?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs in this area are expected to grow by 35% over the next 10 years. Companies all over the country are focusing more on keeping data safe. This expected growth is due to companies allowing employees to work from home, increased online businesses, enhanced digital healthcare options and more. These areas rely on technology and more cyber professionals are needed than ever before.

If you are looking for a position, make sure to check out our Find a Job page, which has job boards to help you search for a cybersecurity role. As a start, use search phrases in the job boards such as cybersecurity professional, information security analyst and information security specialist. If you are looking specifically for a job with the federal government, visit Cybercareers.gov. You can learn about the benefits of working for the federal government, explore their cyber profiles tool and find open positions.

Need help on your path to a cybersecurity career?

If you're interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity (or another field!), Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program can help. The Ticket Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work.

Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants can work with service providers to receive the supports and services they need to find and maintain employment as they move toward financial independence through work. Our service providers can help you if you want to explore careers in cybersecurity.

Remember, if you have questions about working in cybersecurity or any other field, one of our service providers is ready to help. Connect with one today to learn how the Ticket Program can help you on your path to financial independence.

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