What Career Can You Have with a BS in Computing Security & Technology Degree?
A Bachelor’s degree in computing and security technology opens the door to a wide range of exciting job opportunities with high potential for professional growth.
Examples of computing and security technology jobs include:
- Computer security technician - A computer security tech, also known as an IT security technician or network security technician, is responsible for diagnosing issues and providing software and hardware that protects against vulnerabilities to data breaches, hacking, and other cyberattacks. According to PayScale, the average yearly salary for an IT security technician is approximately $47,000.
Information security analyst - As defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the role of an info security analyst is to “plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.” The BLS also reports that, as of May 2017, the median yearly salary for information security analysts was over $95,000.
- IT auditor - An IT auditor carefully examines, or audits, internal controls and procedures to determine methods of improving efficiency, organization, and regulatory compliance. Much of this job revolves around compiling and interpreting data. The yearly salary for an IT auditor ranges from $66,000 to $103,000, according to Glassdoor.
- Network security analyst - The role of a network security analyst, or IT security analyst, is to monitor for unusual activity and respond accordingly in order to protect against cyberattacks. Glassdoor data shows the yearly salary for a network security analyst ranging from $65,000 to $131,000.
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