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Degrees of the 21st Century

DEGREES OF THE 21ST CENTURY DIGITAL FORENSICS AND CYBER SECURITY COMPUTER FORENSICS HAS BEEN KEY IN MANY CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS Includes terrorists, sexual predators and murderers Terrorist organizations may use the Internet to recruit and communicate with members Sexual predators may use social networking to find potential victims Computer forensics is the use of investigation and analysis techniques to gather evidence from computers and devices to be presented in a court of law Job demand has grown "tenfold over the last 10 years, says former information assurance technical director for the U.S. National Security Agency, Dickie George Students learn about protecting computer systems, networks and personal computers from viruses, worms, hackers, terrorist threats and corporate espionage Average annual salary for a COMPUTER SECURITY SPECIALIST: $50,400 - $88,100 They also learn how to plan, analyze, design and implement modern information systems Those working for consulting firms can earn over $100,000 by working for both corporations and law enforcement agencies HOMELAND SECURITY FORMED WITH THE COMBINATION OF 22 FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES Agencies include: US Secret Service PASSPORT US Citizenship and Immigration services US Customs and Border Patrol The US Department of Homeland Security was formed in 2002, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 Transportation Security Administration (or TSA) US Coast Guard Since 9/11, more than 300 HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAMS have been created at universities across the US Students learn about critical infrastructure, criminal justice, emergency and disaster planning, weapons of mass destruction and constitutional issues in homeland security About 75 OFFER UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES DHS has gained over 170,000 employees since its birth GAME DESIGN THE GLOBAL COMPUTER GAME DESIGN INDUSTRY IS PROJECTED TO REACH $82.4 BILLION BY 2015 Jobs include game production, development, design, art, programming and computer graphics Game designers plan how the story, characters, environments, rules and levels will work together to create gameplay Other jobs include producing interactive simulations for architecture, medicine, law, and other industries THE AVERAGE SALARY FOR GAME DESIGNERS IS $75,065 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/ SUSTAINABILITY Jobs exist in sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, lobbying, journalism, oceanography, manufacturing, consulting, geology, government agencies and city planning Approximately 35 US colleges offer degrees in sustainability Environmental studies includes As technology and policy further integrate with environmental sustainability, the demand for environmental studies graduates will increase studies in health, food and agriculture, energy, biodiversity, climate, history and culture, land use, and policy concentrates on keeping biological systems diverse and productive NANOTECHNOLOGY THE INDUSTRY IS ESTIMATED TO REACH $2.4 TRILLION WORLDWIDE BY 2015 Estimated to employ 2 million workers in the United States by 2020 Nanomaterials are currently used in: Nanomaterials are expected to: BE USED IN BUILDING BRIDGES They will make them lighter and more durable A degree in nanotechnology can lead to jobs in the physical sciences, materials science, physics, biophysics, chemistry or biochemistry skis golf clubs BE USED IN MEDICINE Toxic drugs may be sent straight to tumors MAKE MORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT FUEL CELLS, SOLAR PANELS AND BATTERIES dental implants car parts AID IN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP Presented by Sources http://ygd.bafta.org/working-in-thegames-industry/industry-overview http://www.infosecinstitute.com/jobs/computercrime investigator.html http://www.businessinsider.com/themostuncommon-high-paying-degrees-2013-6 http://www.science20.com/science_20/what_was_first_computer_game-46008 http://career.unca.edu/sites/career.unca.edu/files/documents/majorsheets/Envstudies.pdf http://educationportal.com/articles/Salary_and_Career_Info_for_Cybercrime_Specialists.html http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/uncategorized/computerforensicsincriminalinvestigations#.UgOZ8qUkUbo http://www.usnews.com/education/bestcolleges/articles/2012/09/12/discover-9-newcollegemajors-with-afuture TopDegreesOnline.org DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

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