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Technology, Cybersecurity, & Software

The technology industry is very broad and offers a lot of career opportunities. It includes software, eCommerce, data science, AI and machine learning, cybersecurity, and manufacturing, to name a few. With the constant rise of new technologies and our dependency upon them, technology professionals are more vital than ever. As our technology has increased, cyber threats and cyber-attacks have become more prevalent. According to research, cyber-attacks happen once every 39 seconds. One of the major causes of growing cyber-attacks is the lack of skilled cybersecurity personnel. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of cybersecurity jobs is expected to increase by 32 percent from 2022 through 2032. That’s much faster than the average for all jobs, which is 3 percent.



The technology industry focuses on the manufacturing of electronics, the creation of software, computers, and the production of products and services relating to information technology. People who specialize in technology may design, maintain, or use important systems and software. According to U.S. News the best technology positions are software manager, IT manager, informational security analyst, data scientist, web developer, computer systems analyst, computer network architect, database administrator, computer support specialist, computer systems administrator, and computer programmer.


Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computers, servers, networks, mobile devices, and data from theft, damage, disruption, or unauthorized access. The cybersecurity industry is very broad. There are several specializations in cybersecurity, some of which include security operations, network security, cloud security, application security, and security architecture. As a cyber security professional, you may work in information security, IT auditing and consulting, threat intelligence and digital forensics, or software development. Common career titles include cyber security specialist, security architect, penetration and vulnerability tester, cyber security engineer, system administrator, cybersecurity manager, cybersecurity consultant, cyber-crime analyst, IT security auditor, incident and intrusion analyst, and malware analyst.


With the increasing growth in the technology field, the need for software engineers continues to grow. There are a wide range of software developers who focus on various programming languages and different devices. Some sample software position titles include computer programmer, network administrator, web developer, systems analyst, quality assurance engineer, database administrator, PHP developer, software test engineer, security engineer, java developer, hardware engineer, front-end developer, full stack developer, python developer, lead developer, mobile developer, back-end developer, development operations engineer, chief technology officer, and software architect. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the overall employment of software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers is projected to grow 25 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.


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