Projected growth rate: 32 percent
2018 median annual pay: $98,350
Typical education required: Bachelor’s degree
Information security analysts protect and secure a businesses’ digital network. Its an important job — as cyberattacks increase, more information security analysts will be needed. A projected 35,500 jobs are expected to be added in this career.
Having a job in a related field can also help employment. For example, the BLS notes that someone with experience as a database administrator will have a better shot at a database security job than someone without that experience.
The highest-paid IT security analysts made over $156,580 in 2018, while the lowest-paid made lower than $56,750.