Information security jobs in Alaska include cyber defense, information security analysts, and disaster recovery. Information security jobs in Alaska are expected to grow 3.4% in the next 10 years. Information systems manager is considered a fast paced career with moderate growth, according to the Department of Labor in Alaska.
Another fast paced career is cyber security, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These careers are focused mainly in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks. Some of the companies that offer positions in the information security field include:
- Department of Homeland Security
- GEO Group
- Tri Medx
Salaries in Alaska
For Information Security Analysts, the average salary is $35.67 an hour. For Information Systems Managers, salary can be as high as $8,464 a month. For cyber forensics, the breakdown per metropolitan area is as follows:
- Anchorage: $63,000-$70,000
- Juneau: $61,000-$68,000
- Fairbanks: $55,000-$61,000
The salary difference depends on experience level and whether the employee is working for the government or private sector companies. There is also the ability to become an entrepreneur, and open a consulting agency to help organizations protect their data.