Want a Career in Cybersecurity? Here are 10 Jobs to Explore (TechRepublic)


With a growing cyber threat landscape and an estimated 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide, the field is wide open for both recent graduates and people looking to make a career change.

Job postings in the cybersecurity field have gone up 74% over the past five years—and US News and World Report ranked a career in information security analysis fifth on its list of best technology jobs. Average salaries nationally are $88,890, and significantly higher in cities such as San Francisco and New York.

“The job prospects are excellent,” Deborah Hurley, a professor for Brown University’s executive master in cybersecurity program, told TechRepublic recently. “The demand far outstrips the supply.”

Here are 10 different job options to explore in the cybersecurity field, with job description information from