Cyber Security Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the Cyber Security program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Information Security Analyst[1]

$33.04
Entry Hourly Wage

Computer Network Architect[1]

$43.27
Entry Hourly Wage

Computer/Information Systems Manager[1]

$56.28
Entry Hourly Wage

1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher. Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Career Opportunities

Computer forensics is used by attorneys, private investigators, businesses, government agencies, law enforcement agencies and a variety of other businesses. Possible career paths include:

  • Computer forensics analyst
  • Counterintelligence studies and policies analyst
  • Data restoration specialist
  • Digital forensics security consultant
  • E-discovery and data restoration specialist
  • Forensics analyst, consultant or service technician
  • Information systems security analyst
  • Network and data security manager
  • Systems administrator
  • Technology risk management professional

Responsibilities for these positions might include:

  • Performing comprehensive technical analyses and interpreting computer-related evidence on a variety of network environments, software, media and storage systems.
  • Ensuring that collection of evidence and chain of custody processes are achieved consistently with industry best practices.
  • Providing advisory services to enhance forensic and eDiscovery engagements.
  • Acquiring and developing comprehensive knowledge of client operations, processes and business objectives as well as internal operations, and using this information to identify additional opportunities for achieving client objectives.

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Information security analysts are a targeted occupation in Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ top local job projections. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects an increase of 31% in positions for information security analysts through 2024, with 32% increase for computer systems analysts and 21% for network administrators.

Cyber Security Program Nationally Recognized

In December 2014, Richland College was designated as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence, by the Defense Cyber Crime Center, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.