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COMPUTER SECURITY, IN-DEPTH: No One Can Hire Fast Enough In The Field Of Computer Security

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Ellen works in cyber security. She shares what she likes most about her job, its challenges, her key decision and her work-life balance. Ellen says all the companies at the security conference she was attending are hiring and that they can't hire enough people fast enough.

Degree: Philosophy
Job Title: Principal Tech PM

Job Summary: Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

Job Description

Information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects all use information technology (IT) to advance their organization's goals. Security analysts ensure a firm's information stays safe from cyberattacks. Web developers create websites to help firms have a public face. Computer network architects create the internal networks all workers within organizations use.

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Additional Info

Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable.

Quick Facts

Average salary
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$45,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Remote, Home, Indoor, Office, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Technical skills, Written communication skills

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