Careers for Information Security Graduates

For majors in Computer Science and Computer and Management Information Systems concentrating in information security

Common job titles

  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Computer and information system manager
  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer system analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Software developer
  • Web developer

Job outlook data

Information security analysts held around 83,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Keeping pace with the Internet’s rapid expansion, employment is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They also help determine the organization’s information technology goals and implement computer systems to meet those goals. As cyberattacks grow more frequent, information security analysts—who come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing important information—are in high demand.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of information security professionals include:

  • Computer system design and related services
  • Information
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts

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