Google Exec: Companies have a ‘tremendous need’ for this profession – Pays over $100,000 a year

One of the fastest growing jobs in the US is fighting cybercrime.

With more companies moving online, cyber attacks are on the rise, and drastically so. The FBI has seen a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the threat of cyber attacks increases, so does the demand for cyber security experts.

In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of cybersecurity jobs will grow by 32% over the next decade – much faster than the average for occupations overall.

There are about 600,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. right now and about 3.5 million open roles globally, says Lisa Gevelber, Google’s chief marketing officer for the Americas.

Cybersecurity is one of the most “underrated” jobs out there, says Gevelber.

Many people assume it’s a difficult field to break into as it’s a highly specialized and technical role, she explains, but what they don’t realize is that you don’t need a bachelor’s degree to land a paying job top in the field – and once you do, job security is strong.

“Employers are really struggling to find people who are comfortable working in cybersecurity, but there is a tremendous need and demand for people with these skills,” says Gevelber.

It’s one of the reasons Gevelber founded Grow with Google, the tech giant’s skills initiative, in 2017. The online program offers classes and certifications in in-demand skills like cybersecurity and data analytics. Cybersecurity certification can be completed in just 3 months and costs $49 per month.

Other colleges and organizations, including Amazon Web Services, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania, offer comparable cybersecurity certifications.

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