As global cyberattacks grow in number and severity, companies and organizations are in desperate need of qualified cybersecurity professionals to help them defend against threats. You can gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to help public, private or government organizations protect their systems and sensitive data by earning a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from Hilbert College.
Now is a great time to earn a cybersecurity degree, for many reasons:
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A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity can be your gateway to any of a variety of careers, including:
Additional studies and job experience can open up pathways to the senior positions—and high salaries—this field has to offer.
The cybersecurity degree program at Hilbert College can help you build the foundation needed to pursue any of a number of careers in the field. The following are the median salaries for some of these roles:
Information Security Analyst
Median Salary: $102,600*
Median annual salary: $89,100**
Security Systems Administrator
Median annual salary: $80,600*
Median annual salary: $120,520*
Digital Forensic Analyst
Median annual salary: $75,000**
Median annual salary: $77,250*
*Salary, growth and job numbers info based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Salary info based on data compiled by Payscale
Today’s critical shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals means that the job outlook for cybersecurity degree graduates is extremely positive. According to Cyberseek, an interactive career tool offering data and insights about career progression in the cybersecurity industry, employers are struggling to cope with an annual shortfall of 49,000 information security analysts, the field’s largest job role.
In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of information security analysts will grow a whopping 35% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
At Hilbert, we embrace our students as family and do everything we can to propel them to success academically and socially. As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program, you will enjoy:
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