Computers, Tech & Engineering
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Information Systems and Security

As the world of business and government increasingly rely on computers for, well, everything, the importance of preventing, responding to, minimizing, and recovering assets from a cyber attack on those computers and their network systems is also rising. As a result, a degree in the rapidly growing field of Information Systems and Security can offer you an exciting, ever-changing career helping the private and/or public sector protect their most prized possessions.

Types of Degrees

Information Systems and Security students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years). In this field, a bachelor's degree is typically required for most entry-level positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer technology coursework as well as computer science-related work experience helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Information Systems and Security Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Information Systems and Security include:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Information Security Analyst was $99,730 in 2019 (1) while Network and Computer Systems Administrators earned a median salary of $83,510 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.