I am studying Business Management and digital marketing. I need suggestions whether I should take Masters in Cybersecurity or Data Science?
I do not have a very technical background but I have basic knowledge on HTML and Java. So I am confuse which master degree is best for me? which is more challenging and which has better job prospect and higher salary? Thank you and I hope someone can give me advice:) #job #masters #employment #cybersecurity #data #datascience #dataanalyst #school #salary #technology #coding
I have worked with analytics and data science for almost 10 years now and the careers and options are growing exponentially each year. You can test the waters by exploring some of the free trials for software tools available (tableau is the one I use). Data science and Data security (IT) functions are pretty different in my opinion but they are both offer exciting career opportunities and they both are in growing fields within Tech.
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I would like to say what my dad always says: "security is rising and will always be needed" & I completely agree with him. Cyber security will *always* be needed in the technology field. We'll always want to have out data protected so I think by moving into cyber security you'll be able to secure a job and ensure that job will last for a long time. Luckily, I don't believe a robot can take this job quite yet.
To be very honest with you, Business and Information Technology are two different filed, however, if you find it interested in IT filed, we encourage you to try.
For the higher salary within Cybersecurity or Data Science, we believe is Cybersecurity since internet usage involved peoples daily lives, nowadays, every size of companies will need the IT person for securing they internal network for avoiding hackers.
But one thing you need to clarify with the Master degree you are willing to apply, is there any IT knowledge requirement (like related certificates) before you apply for? If so, we suggest you to study related course before you go for Master degree.
If you like this area may be a good path to pursue.
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If you are finishing up your undergraduate, I would recommend you get into the workplace first. I believe it is the best way for you to see for yourself. Is it challenging? Is it something you will like to do as a job? Is it something you expected? All this will help you answer this question. Every situation/individual is different - you will only know once you try it. You will also eventually find that job prospects and salary will be determined by you.
The 1st and foremost suggestion is do you have passion of getting into cybersecuirty: if you check box this then you should be taking up the masters. You may have very less known facts of the career options or market looking for cyber experts, but believe me for next couple of decades Security will have a very important role to play on the digital network.
I would also like to give you some career opportunities across industry for Cybersecurity : Few are Entrepreneurship opportunities and few are Jobs in market
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