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Cyber Security
Security Administrator
Career Responsibilities
Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
Analyze and establish security requirements for your networks
Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols
Train fellow employees in security awareness and procedures
Monitor network traffic for unusual activity
Security Analyst
Security Auditor
Security Engineer
Security Consultant
Security Manager
Security Architect
Security Director
Job Growth
Employers will be happy to accept an associate’s degree and/or a lot of work experience; others will firmly require a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or a related field
Median Salary: $61,553
Expected take home pay: $39,497 - $91,319
Degree Requirements
Work Experience
This will largely depend on the size of the company and your responsibility level. We’ve seen requirements range from 1-10 years of experience.
Certification Requirements

  • Security+: CompTIA’s popular base-level security certification
  • CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching
  • ECSA: EC-Council Certified Security Analyst
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager