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5 IT Careers Taking Off in 2020 For Military Spouses

Information technology is one of the most portable career fields out there. Everyone uses tech, and every tech system needs qualified professionals to keep things in good working order. If you're a military spouse eligible for MyCAA funding, pursuing an IT certification can be a great career move for you.

Cybersecurity is particularly hot right now. The number of jobs posted in this field has increased by 94% in the past six years—a 300% increase over the general job market. Greater numbers of network and support jobs are being posted all over the country as well.

Here are just a few of the IT jobs that might be waiting for you in 2020.

1. Security Architect

Security architects are among the highest-paid professionals in cybersecurity. They’re responsible for creating the security systems, policies and procedures that protect a company’s network, and they can make up to $157,000 a year doing it.

If you’re interested in this growing field, start by earning your Security+ certification from CompTIA. The IT Security Specialist training program from MedCerts is 12 weeks, costs only $2,300 and can teach you the skills you need to know to get your certification.

2. Penetration Tester/Vulnerability Analyst

If you’re more interested in working on the front lines of security and thinking like a hacker, then penetration testing could be the job for you. This career field is also known as ethical hacking, and yes, it’s as cool as it sounds.

Ethical hacking might sound like something out of a sci-fi series, but it’s a real job and it’s in demand all over the country. If you already have your Security+ certification or experience working in cybersecurity, MedCerts’s Ethical Hacker training program – only 6 weeks – is the perfect next step to upgrade your career. It prepares you for your PenTest+ certification, also from CompTIA.

3. Security/Defense Intelligence Analyst

You don’t have to be active-duty military to protect the country from dangerous forces. Now that the internet is truly global and more communities than ever are connected, the Department of Defense needs cybersecurity professionals to identify and stop organized crime online.

With online training from MedCerts, you can build the skills you need to become a cybersecurity analyst and protect national interests. The course is only 5 weeks and $2,200 and prepares you for the CompTIA CySA+ exam.

4. IT Network Technician

When a company's network goes down, the costs can run over $300,000 per hour. Companies need network technicians to get them back online as soon as possible, and that need won’t be going away any time soon.

IT network technicians are in demand all across the country. They earn between $34,000 and $68,000 per year, and the role doesn't require a college education. After taking MedCerts’s 10-week IT Support Professional course, you’ll be prepared for nationally recognized certifications like the CompTIA A+ and IT Fundamentals. The program can be completed anytime, from anywhere, so you can work toward your new career on your schedule.

5. Help Desk Technician

Every day, tech users bring their questions to help desk reps. Some of these users are employees requesting support from their in-house help desk technicians. Others are calling for help with their home computers, downloaded software or smart home technology.

Help desk support is a portable, in-demand and accessible career for anyone interested in IT. You can get your foot in the door with the highly respected CompTIA Network+ certification and earn up to $62,000. MedCerts's IT Helpdesk Administrator course can help to get you there, and you can complete it in as few as 18 weeks.

Start Your New Career Today

With MedCerts, you don’t have to break the bank to prepare for these high-paying portable IT careers. In fact, if you’re eligible for a MyCAA grant, you can get one of these IT certifications at no cost to you. Find out how today.

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If you are a military spouse or your training is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover all or some of your tuition.

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