Are you looking for a fast-paced high-tech career that practically guarantees a steady well-paying job? The need for cyber security professionals currently outstrips the number of applicants available. According to Forbes magazine, there will be one million cyber security jobs in 2016. A Georgetown University study estimates that, in Delaware alone, there will be 22,000 additional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs in the next six years.

Brookings Institution Study

  • Science Technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs take more than twice as long to fill as other openings.
  • A high school grad with a STEM background is in higher demand than a college grad without such skills.

Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the Cyber Security Labor Market

  • People who are qualified to do forensics, code-writing, or red-teaming are the hardest to find in today's labor market.
  • Government Employers find it extra difficult to hire cyber security professionals.
  • The increase in education and training opportunities, coupled with the increase in compensation packages, will draw more workers into the profession over time.

Helpful Links

  • CyberSeek Cybersecurity Jobs Heat Map
    Through a partnership between NICE, CompTIA, and Burning Glass, CyberSeek was developed to provide a visual representation of cybersecurity supply and demand across the nation. CyberSeek also features a Career Pathways tool which provides information on different types of positions to help students, job seekers, and workforce trainers visualize career advancement in cybersecurity. The Map and Career Pathway tools both incorporate the job categories, specialty areas, and knowledge, skills, and abilities from the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
  • One Million Cybersecurity Job Openings In 2016
    If you are thinking about a career change in 2016, then you might want to have a look at the burgeoning cybersecurity market which is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020.
  • Scholarships
    Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Secretary's Honors Program
    The Department of Homeland Security's career track program for exceptional college graduates in IT, Cyber, Policy and Law. The site also features information on a new program for students pursuing Associate's degrees.
  • National Initiative for Cyber Security Careers and Study
    Homeland Security's one-stop-shop for Cyber Security Careers and Studies
  • Cyber Security - Hot Field of the Future
  • Local Higher Education Programs
  • Techie Information
  • 20 Coolest Jobs in Information Security
    From SANS, the 20 Coolest Jobs in Information Security (with job description, why it's cool, how it makes a difference, and how to be successful)
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Black Technology News and Information
    US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine provides black technology news and information about black engineering, black technology, black entrepreneurs, black engineers, black education, black minorities, Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA), and historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) from black communities in US, UK, Caribbean, and Africa.(STEM Programs)

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