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Money talks: Send your kid to cybersecurity school

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 13, 2015.

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    Do you have a high school child thinking about where he or she wants to go to college? Cybersecurity isn't top of mind for most 11th and 12th graders, but maybe you should put the bug in their ear.

    At some point most parents think about their kid becoming a doctor or a lawyer, right? And presumably part of the reason is so that their kid earns a six-figure income, enjoys job stability, and helps others.

    Some market research data confirms this logic.

    • According to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2015, the average annual compensation (including salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions) for a primary care physician (PCP) is $195,00. The average compensation for Specialists is $284,000.
    • A cardiac surgeon in the U.S. earns an average salary of $302,012 per year, according to PayScale.
    • U.S. News & World Report data shows the average salary for a lawyer in the U.S. is $130,880 (although, it has been widely reported in the media that law school graduates are burdened with debt and struggling to find good jobs).

    But there's other data to suggest you may want to think about sending your kid to cybersecurity school instead.

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