Computer Security

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Computer Security Would you be interested in a career where you could make fifty thousand dollars a year right out of college? Would you like to have an extremely secure job? Would you like to create a company as successful as Microsoft or Facebook? If so, a career in computer security may be the field for you. As a high school student, you might be wondering what it would be like to work in the field of networking or database security, as well as compare them to similar fields. Today I will give you some general information that might encourage you to seek a degree in the field of computer science, with a concentration in computer security. My goal is to give you information to help you make an informed decision about whether this might be the career for you. The economy is currently in the worst condition since the great depression. However, even during these tough economic times, computer related fields have continued to grow. There are only a few fields that the recession has minimally affected; and those fields are in medicine and computers. (Computer Network, Systems, and Database). The starting pay as an IT security professional at a large corporation is around $58,000, while the median pay for someone with some experience is around $67,000 a year. That’s about $32 an hour! (Summary Report for: Computer Security, 2010). The projected employment rate is expected to grow at a rate of 20% from 2008 to 2018. While some internet security professionals have a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in computer science will be enough for most entry level positions. In general, experience, on the job training, and Microsoft certifications are taken into consideration when hiring in careers in any computer related ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd organizations large and small will always need computer security professionals, the job is general secure and well-paying. I personally advise anyone that has a true interest in information technology to consider training to be a computer security specialist. It can be a very rewarding career. Works Cited U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of labor Statistics (2011) Computer Security Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved Januray 26, 2011, : Summary Report for: Computer Security. (2010). January 10, 2011, from O*net Online: retreived January/15/2011 The Conficker Worm: April Fool’s Joke or Unthinkable Disaster? Retrieved from The New York Time:

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