Careers

Job opportunities in cybersecurity are expected to grow 32% by 2028. You can be a part of this growing field where professionals are in high demand. You will get the satisfaction of applying your skills to thwart cyberattacks while also earning one of the highest average salaries for tech fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports $98,350 as the median salary for all positions in this industry as of 2018.

Designed with industry feedback, WMU's cybersecurity programs will prepare you for positions such as security analyst, cybersecurity manager, secure software developer, cybersecurity specialist, threat hunter, penetration tester, cloud security analyst, network administrator, cybersecurity consultant and many more.

If you have a specific job title or career goal in mind, CyberSeek has an interactive tool for you to look up employment projections for a number of information security and cybersecurity career paths.

Career Services

Career and student employment services is there to help you in your career planning. Dedicated career advisors will assist you with exploring career options, job and internship searches, interviewing, negotiating and more. Explore the many resources—both virtual and in person—available to you.

Handshake

Handshake is WMU’s employment website. Each student should set up an account and publish a resume. Resumes made public by students are searchable by employers.

Students use their accounts to view internship and full-time job opportunities posted by employers and sign up for on-campus interviews. Visit the Handshake FAQ for tips on using the system.

  • Two colleges = double the career advantage

As a student in WMU’s cybersecurity programs, you get the best of both worlds by having access to the resources available in the Haworth College of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Whether it’s hiring events, workshops to develop professional competencies, or assistance with professional communications, you will have the full resources of both colleges at your fingertips, and that can be a powerful advantage as you begin building your professional brand.

LinkedIn

All students should create a professional LinkedIn profile. Career and Student Employment Services offers a LinkedIn profile checklist. Students should consider joining the Haworth College of Business LinkedIn page and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences LinkedIn page to connect with industry partners in order to build your professional network.