Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity: Career Outlook

Lead Data Security Efforts in a Wide Range of Settings

Earning your B.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Saint Mary will open doors to a fast-growing industry and help you launch your career in the technology field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 11% through 2029, a rate that's much faster than the national average.1 The need for information security experts and data managers in every organization is driving this impressive growth. On average, professionals in these roles earn $91,250 per year.1

Database Administrator, $98,860 per year2

As a database administrator, you would use software to organize and manage your organization's data. You would also take steps to ensure information is secure from outside access while being accessible to authorized users. Other responsibilities include preventing data loss, creating new databases, and conducting maintenance to ensure efficient operations. This role is expected to grow 10% through 2029. 

Information Security Analyst, $103,590 per year3

Information security analysts oversee their organization's data security strategies to protect internal systems and networks. They play a vital role in all types of businesses, as cybercrime incidents continue to increase. Typical job responsibilities include monitoring for security breaches, installing systems to protect information, conducting penetration testing, and developing company-wide data security standards. This role is expected to grow 31% through 2029.

Additional roles for graduates of the online B.S. in Cybersecurity program include:

  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Cybersecurity crime analyst
  • Cybersecurity technician
  • Incident responder
  • Information technologies director
  • IT auditor
  • IT manager
  • IT support specialist
  • IT systems designer 
  • Security auditor
  • Software developer

Learn more about the career outlook of the University of Saint Mary online B.S. in Cybersecurity program: request information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm.

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm.