Looking For a Remote Job with a High Salary?

Cybersecurity Could Be the Answer


If you would rather quit your job than go back to the office, you’re not alone. An HBR survey recently revealed that “more than 40% of U.S. employees would start looking for another job or quit immediately if ordered to return to the office full time.”

So as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger, and people have solidified their desire to work from anywhere and avoid lengthy commutes, we are here to reassure you: launching a career that allows you to work remotely might be easier than you think.

Cybersecurity might just be the tech field that can help you secure a work-from-home gig with a higher-than-average salary.

Interested? Keep reading.

Why Cybersecurity?

Technology is a powerful force driving new businesses, global communication, economic growth and innovation for everything in our lives. We often don’t realize that with every new addition to our digital world—from cloud servers to personal laptops and every single IoT device—we’re not just adding to the wonderful interconnectedness of our world. We also provide hackers with one more point of access to our data.

Cybercrime threatens our privacy and sensitive data, and that’s why we need strong information security infrastructure to shield our digital world from external threats. Cybersecurity professionals dedicate their careers to securing and protecting internet-connected systems, hardware, and software from cyber threats.

Because of the rapid development pace for new technology, the demand for cybersecurity professionals is increasing across every industry.

Yet, we are not educating and training enough skilled professionals to satisfy that demand—that’s why there is a significant skills gap in the current job market.

How Can You Learn Cybersecurity?

Whether or not you have a tech background, you can study and practice foundational cybersecurity skills by training at the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp.

This 10-month, part-time program will take you from novice to cybersecurity professional with 100% live and online classes taught by experts working in the field and a state-of-the-art virtual platform that includes cyber labs and threat simulations with real-world scenarios.

There are no prerequisites or degrees needed to join the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp, so use this opportunity to gain practical experience, create a network of cybersecurity professionals, and gain job-ready skills you can put to work.

The Rising Demand for Cyber Professionals

The demand for people working in cybersecurity has been skyrocketing nationwide, with analysts estimating a 0% unemployment rate for the whole cybersecurity sector, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 33% growth rate between 2020-2030 for Information Security Analysts jobs.

Currently, there are almost 500,000 job openings in cybersecurity in the United States, so there’s never been a better time to become a cybersecurity professional!

What’s even more exciting is that cybersecurity roles are very well suited to remote work, like most technology and IT jobs, and can be performed from anywhere as long as you have a reliable internet connection.

Entry-Level Cybersecurity Salaries

Because of the shortage of qualified candidates, entry-level positions often offer higher-than-average pay. According to ZipRecruiter, the national average income for entry-level cybersecurity jobs is $72,964 while the wider national average for all levels of experience reaches $120,317.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is the official source of verified information of the U.S. government on labor economics and statistics, reports that, in 2020, the median wage for information security analysts was $49.80 per hour.

Like in every industry, salaries vary depending on your experience level, academic credentials, what companies you’ve worked for, and your skill level, so keep that in mind when evaluating job offers.

Invest in Your Future

Put your best foot forward and get started on a new, promising career in cybersecurity! It’s the right time to invest in your future, and we can help you every step of the way.

If you are ready to change your career, the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp is here to get you started in this skyrocketing industry. Because we are in the business of changing lives for the better, we offer 100% live, remote classes, so you can keep your day job while you prepare for the next phase of your career.

You also don’t have to commit to the full program right away. We offer learners the opportunity to test-drive our bootcamp by signing up for our Introductory Course. It is a stand-alone course, and in just 30 hours you’ll get a taste of our online learning environment, the quality of cybersecurity education we provide, and the practical skills you’ll be able to hone.

There is no doubt in our mind that the NJIT Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp is the best way to prepare you for a thriving future career in cybersecurity. From our expert instructors to our regularly updated curriculum to our excellent career services team, you’ll be signing up for much more than some classes: you’ll enter a brand new world where everyone around you is committed to your training and future career success.

Where you go from here it’s up to you. What’s your next move?

Enroll Today to Jumpstart Your Career

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