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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online Network Defense degree often lead or consult in the practice of defending network assets and infrastructure in a variety of professional settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Government agencies (such as National Security Agency and US Cyber Command)
  • Government system integrators
  • Defense contractors
  • Military
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Consulting firms
  • Community college
  • Corporations in the following industries
    • Finance
    • Health care
    • Publicly traded companies
    • Retail
    • Technology
  • Land-based or online college or university
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Auditor
  • Chief information security officer
  • Chief security officer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Consultant (cyber security)
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Exploitation analyst
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Internet security analyst
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Network intelligence analyst
  • Network security analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Security management specialist
  • Security manager
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Business and Technology Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology master's graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.

Career growth potential 83% Promotional opportunities 64% Salary and benefits 51% Tasks and responsibilites 57%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many master's degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Advanced in career or profession 37% Successfully changed careers 18% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 12% Assumed a leadership role 32% Received a promotion 24% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 41% Received award 6% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 16% Conducted a research project 15% Served as a professional consultant 26%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012