Cyber Security Careers

Develop your career in cyber security.

There’s a noticeable shortage of qualified professionals in the cyber security industry, with a projected 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022.*

That’s why the University of North Dakota is dedicated to helping you successfully transition into or advance in this growing field. To support you, we now offer an online cyber security master’s degree with four tracks: Autonomous Systems Cyber SecurityCyber Security and BehaviorData Security; and General Cyber Security.

Although the benefits of a career in cyber security go beyond a paycheck, it’s helpful to know the financial stability you can anticipate. Cyber security professionals report an average salary of $116,000. That’s nearly three times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are a few positions you can qualify for, along with average salaries:**

Security Software

Courses by Track

*Forrester Research | **PayScale

Our program fits any career path.

Whether you’re ready for a career shift or a step up, you can take your skills to any industry when you specialize in cyber security.

“If any college student asked me what career would most assure 30 years of steady, well-paying employment, I would respond, ‘cyber security.’ ”

— Alec Ross, Author of The Industries of the Future

Career advancers.

America has a severe lack of qualified cyber security experts. But for professionals like you who are already in the industry, this is your opportunity to specialize your expertise and prepare to advance in your career.

Regardless of if you’ve been in the cyber security industry for one year or one decade, you know the landscape is always evolving. The pressure is high for firms to hire quality talent who are prepared to lead the fight against cyber crime. That talent is you.

Career changers.

Transitioning from one career to another is a big decision, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be a tough one. Consider our online Master of Science in Cyber Security and join a field with opportunities in every industry — from retail and finance to manufacturing and health care.

You don’t need to be an expert in technology, math or science. You don’t even need a background in cyber security. All you really need is the desire to impact your community and the degree to help you do it.