|Quick Facts: Information Security Analysts|
|2012 Median Pay||
$86,170 per year
$41.43 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||75,100|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||37% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||27,400|
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increase.
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, and business and financial companies.
Most information security analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. They also usually need experience in a related occupation.
The median annual wage for information security analysts was $86,170 in May 2012.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high as these analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks.
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