CyberSecurity is one of the top career fields today. The job openings for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 openings, but the amount of qualified workers is very weak. This makes CyberSecurity an ideal pick for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of potential to move up. Almost every day there are news articles about hacking and attacks. The demand is always increasing for businesses, the armed forces and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
This is what employers are looking for
What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your CyberSecurity career? Many jobs have a legal requirement: If you are in a position where you might have access to sensitive government data, then you must have at least one of the certifications shown for that role (see chart). Even businesses who never do business with the government are now often requiring these in similar jobs.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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