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Information Technology Security Consultants

Advancement Prospects

Consultants advance by becoming well-known for their skill and expertise thwarting cyberattacks, by receiving higher salaries or bonuses, or by becoming partners at their firms. Those who want to work independently can launch their own consulting businesses. A consultant may also choose to accept an executive-level position—such as chief security officer, chief technology officer, or chief information officer—at a corporation or other organization. Some become college professors.

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