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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 Information Technology Master's programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 75%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 75%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 94%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 19%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 63%Assumed leadership responsibilities 50%Received a salary increase 56%Received a promotion 38%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.