A career in cyber security is financially lucrative: Cybersecurity professionals report an average salary of $116,000, or approximately $55.77 per hour. Nearly three times the national median income for full-time and salary workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Top positions include:
Security Software Developer
Tips to get ahead of the competition
Begin experimenting with technology and network security at home.
Prove your knowledge with certifications. The Security+ certification is a good start in cybersecurity.
Start small, manageable coding projects.
Conduct security tests on your home network, automate simple tasks with a scripting language; get creative!