Career Exploration

Career Exploration

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Career awareness is an important piece in solving the cyber workforce shortage.

The cybersecurity workforce has the important job of protecting our online information, which includes everything from personal online accounts to matters of national security. Though the nation currently does not have enough qualified cybersecurity employees to fill the 464,420 cybersecurity openings, CYBER.ORG believes we can fill the gap starting with K-12 education. In addition foundational and technical cybersecurity knowledge and skills, students need to know what careers are available to them as they shape their education.

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Cyber Career Exploration
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Download Full Set of Cards

Download the full set of Career Profile cards! 

Each card includes information on education requirements, an average salary, projected job growth over the next few years, recommended soft skills and common job duties.

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NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Resource Center

Learn about cyber work roles, as well as education and training provider resources from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Cyber Career Pathway Tool
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) 

A new tool from National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) allows users to explore work roles within the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. It depicts the Cyber Workforce according to five distinct, yet complementary, skill communities. It also highlights core attributes among each of the 52 work roles and offers actionable insights for employers, professionals, and those considering a career in cyber.