Illinois Valley Community College is starting a cyber security degree. Dean of Workforce Development Shane Lange says someone getting such a degree could qualify for jobs that start at $20 or more per hour. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says the media pay is around $47 per hour.
Lange says people considering a cyber security career should consider that knowing how to use technology is not the same as knowing how to keep technology functioning. It’s like knowing how to drive a car versus knowing how to repair one.