Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers two Cyber & Network Security programs for students interested in network security careers. Our online Associate degree and certification programs prepare students for a variety of entry-level careers within the network security space.
What Are Some Entry-Level Network Security Jobs?
The cyber and network security field is wide open and includes many unique entry-level career choices to choose from. Some of these jobs include:
- Security Operation Center Analyst
- IT Support Technician
- Incident Analyst
- Penetration Tester
- Cyber Analyst
What Is a Network Security Job Like?
Your day-to-day responsibilities will differ depending on what career you choose. For example, as a security operation center analyst, you’ll spend your day ensuring your organization’s network is secure from potential cyber-attacks.
Regardless of the career you choose, you can expect to spend a ton of time within networks and other tech that moves organizations forward.
Is Network Security a Good Career Choice?
Yes. Due to the growth in technology, network security positions are in high demand. For example, security analyst positions are projected to grow by a whopping 31% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than average job growth. High demand makes it easier for you to enter the field.
Network security is also a rewarding career. You’ll play a huge role in ensuring your organization is safe from hackers and cybercriminals. In healthcare specifically, this includes, but is not limited to, protecting critical patient information.
How Much Will I Make With a Network Security Career?
Salaries differ depending on the network security career you choose. For example, according to Glassdoor, network security analysts make an average of $99,730 per year. No matter what direction you choose, you can expect to earn a solid salary with benefits.
How Do I Get a Job in Network Security?
First, you must obtain your high school diploma or GED to be eligible for continuing education. Next, you’ll need to attend an accredited Cyber and Network Security program such as the one offered here at Cambridge. Once complete, you’ll be eligible for entry-level employment.
To boost your employment options, you’ll have the option to complete various exams to obtain many additional certifications, including:
- CompTIA A+ Hardware and Software
- Internet Webmaster Web Security Associate (CIW WSA)
- CompTIA Security+
- Certified Incident Handler (EC-Council ECIH)
- Systems Security Certified Practitioner
- EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
- Cisco CyberOps