According to the My Florida website, the government has created the Enterprise Florida program to encourage new business and create new jobs in the state. While Florida is known for biosciences and aerospace, this major push has opened other paths for those seeking technology-based jobs in the state.
A career in information security and computer security can be found in any business field. With the rise in hackers, illegal companies, and fraud, businesses and consumers are concerned about their important information.
With a degree in computer security, graduates can find information security jobs that help audit information systems, prevent software vulnerabilities, audit networks, and prevent information theft. These positions can be with some major corporations, including:
- Randstad Technologies
- Business Technology Group
- Apex Systems
- Scio Health Analytics
- HCA Healthcare
- Robert Half Technology
The State of Florida is also a major employer for information security analysts and related positions.
Information Security Salary in Florida
According to the Florida Jobs website, Computer System Design and related jobs increased 1.5% between 2011-2012. There were 19,000 Information Security Analyst jobs in 2011. The hourly salary for a beginner in the field of information security is $20.78 and experts in the field can earn $39.19 an hour. These wages vary depending on experience, position and organization.