As cyberattacks increase, the need for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts that jobs in this field will grow much faster than average for all occupations.
Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the employment market right now, and more and more positions open up each month. Job seekers are left wondering how to prepare for a career in cyber security, however, given the relative immaturity of the field and the fact that nontraditional career paths are common. A foundation in networking, systems administration, database management, or web applications can provide a focus for your cybersecurity education.
Working as a Network Associate or Network Administrator can start with earning your Network + Certification. Many people move on to acquiring their Security + Certification and even taking classes in specific operating systems like Linux and Microsoft Windows.