The United States will have 265,000 more cybersecurity jobs than skilled workers by 2022, according to the (ISC)² Center for Cyber Safety and Education. Cybersecurity job postings have increased by 71 percent between 2012 and 2017. More than 40,000 Georgians now work in the field, state officials noted when it opened a cybersecurity center in July.
Georgia Tech has put an emphasis on online learning in recent years, which has helped boost enrollment. Georgia Tech’s enrollment has increased by 36 percent since 2012, from 21,558 students in 2012 to 29,369 students last fall.