Leaving military service is a big transition for most U.S. military personnel. Becoming a civilian means reassessing education, deciding a career path to pursue, and then working your way back up the ladder.
Cybersecurity is an excellent option for many U.S. veterans. Not only is the IT security field rapidly growing, but it’s a field that pays well, with a median salary of $99k. Plus, veterans may have an advantage over civilians, as they were likely trained in military security procedures and are well-versed in tackling issues systematically. Plus, veterans might already have security clearance, which can make getting federal-level jobs easier to get and shorten onboarding time.
There are few technologies as disruptive to the status quo as cloud computing.
There are few technologies as disruptive to the status quo as cloud computing. This revolutionary service has benefits for a wide range of industries, and it is quickly being adopted by many businesses that have seen its potential.
Just because 2015 is over doesn't mean the value of these skills instantly disappears.
It's no secret that skills revolving around IT are extremely valuable in today's economy. Business simply cannot be done without computers and other technology, and as such, jobs that work with these systems are always in high demand.
It's clear that security of private data should be a big concern.
Cybersecurity has long been a major concern of computer users around the world. With PandaLabs finding 84 million completely new malware pieces in 2015 alone, it's clear that security of private data should be a big concern for the average person.
You can do a lot of cool stuff
The list of things you can do with proper computer based training within programming is almost endless. Computer programming requires advanced computer based training and a lot of effort, but the profession has numerous perks to speak of.
The value of technology services-related jobs has significantly risen
The time appears to be ideal for aspiring IT professionals to build on basic computer training. The ubiquity of information and communication technology has created demand for the experts who know how to construct, maintain and fix these tools.
The global cybersecurity market is set to expand exponentially between now and 2020
The global cybersecurity market is set to expand exponentially between now and 2020. The Forbes report, which is expected to be released in-full in December, expects the worldwide market value of cybersecurity to rise from $77 billion in 2015 to $170 billion in 2020.
Some companies will actually pay people to hack systems.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. "Some companies will actually pay people to hack systems."
Digital and computer skills have become essential
A new study shows about 80% of middle-skill job openings list some kind of digital proficiency as a prerequisite for employment.
Having the right credentials is key
Seven of the 12 top jobs listed in recent assessment of the IT and engineering job market are in IT. In the number two slot, data scientists are in high demand and can expect to remain so for years to come.