Word is out that there are a growing number of jobs to be found in the field of cyber security. That explains why job-seekers at all career levels, from graduating college students to senior citizens who are interested in returning to work, are curious about what kind of jobs are available in the field.
Yet not all cyber security jobs are the same, and not all require the same kind of training or credentials. Here’s an overview of some of the different jobs that are hiring today . . .
Do STEM Studies Prepare Students to Excel in the Humanities . . . Or Is It the Other Way Around?
“The more our labs and engineers innovate, the more jobs we create for people who can make the human dimension work. Technology may be a job killer in warehouses or on the factory floor. There’s no denying robots excel at predictable chores, carrying them out faster, cheaper, and more reliably than we can. Yet in so many other aspects of life, the machines (and even software-based artificial intelligence) are clumsy intruders. They don’t know how to handle subtler situations, where feelings matter and the rules haven’t been written. We do.”
– George Anders writing in his book You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education (Little, Brown and Company) 2017
What is the best career for you? Have you chosen the right college major? If you’re asking questions like those, don’t feel stressed. Everyone, at some point of his or her career, sometimes wonders, “Am I on the right track?”
But you can get some feedback without even leaving your desk. Here are some free career-assessment tests that can help.
If you were a college student 10 years ago and you wanted to work in medicine or healthcare, you majored in nursing or pre-med. Those were your two basic options to start a career in healthcare . . . you either exercised them or pursued a career in another field.
Today, that situation has changed dramatically. If you want to work in healthcare technologies, a whole new range of options is available to you. You can now make an important contribution by following paths like these instead . . .
What Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education Tell Us about Changing College Majors
Did you change college majors when you were a student? Or if you are a student now, are you thinking about changing . . . or are you worried about changing?
In some cases, there are causes for concern. Changing majors can make it necessary to stay in college for an additional semester or two while you make up courses that are required for your new major. It can mean taking courses over the summer, or carrying a heavier course load while you are in school. All those activities cost money and can add to the stress of completing a college degree.
But even so, healthy percentages of people do change majors, and it is interesting to note that some majors are “stickier” than others and inspire more loyalty.