Nov 21, 2022

Grads of UC Berkeley’s Cybersecurity Master’s Program Can Earn More Than $200K

From Fortune

Cybersecurity master’s grads are landing $200K-plus pay packages

By Sydney Lake

As the number of cybersecurity attacks continues to rise, so does the demand for the talent to protect against them. In fact, there are more than 700,000 open cybersecurity positions in the U.S. alone—and the occupation is growing more than twice as fast as the overall rate across the country’s economy, data from CyberSeek shows...

Students from the top cybersecurity master’s program in the nation, as ranked by Fortune, often see their salaries double after graduation. The University of California—Berkeley saw students entering the program during the 2020–21 school year self-report salaries of $104,100 while their peers who were graduating during that same period reported salaries of $200,000—almost twice as much.

“Our UC Berkeley online master’s in cybersecurity allows students to not only develop technical expertise in cybersecurity, but also essential skills in communications, product development, customer success, and business,” Rebecca Andersen, UC Berkeley senior director of student and alumni career development, previously told Fortune. “This allows our students to step into leadership roles within the cybersecurity field and attain significant salary increases as they make these career shifts.”

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Rebecca Andersen is the senior director of student and alumni career development at the UC Berkeley School of Information.

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Rebecca Andersen (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small for the School of Information)

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March 21, 2023