/ Asked by James
I'm currently a student at TSTC. I'm going to graduate in May 2017 with a minor in Digital or Computer Forensics. I worked for a couple large tech companies but was laid off, so I decided to go to college to start a new career. I was hoping you could help me figure out what career I should maybe look into, or help me think about what to consider.
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Congrats on going back to school! If you want to go where the growth is, set your sights on cybersecurity. It’s one of the fastest evolving fields in technology as the Internet of Things comes to life and connects everything from whole homes and vehicles to everyday necessities like healthcare and shopping. In fact, the explosive growth in network security is a primary driver for the recent launch of our own Cybersecurity Development Program here at AT&T. Programs like ours look for college grads with the right talents who are ready to shape their career in network security and make an impact through tracking, identifying, and preempting threats to our customers and network.

Do a little searching and you’ll find a huge number of opportunities in a range of industries. Read up on what fits your talents best and expand your search from there. After all, nearly every company has a need to protect their customers, data, and technology, and digital forensics experts are needed to help formulate effective security strategies.

All the best with your upcoming graduation and career search!
Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on Friday, December 2, 2016
Strongly echo the comments of my fellow expert from AT&T, cybersecurity, information security, etc. would be an excellent career to consider.  It will only continue to grow and is applicable to every industry/company in some way.
Answered by Rachael, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Coming from a person who changed their major several times, and still went back to school for multiple different degrees and certificate programs, I totally understand what it's like trying to decided what new career you want to start. I would suggest going to a local unemployment office or doing an online search for a career aptitude test, which can uncover your true interests, but also match them with your actual skills. As as result, the test will provide you with a list of possible career paths, and also let you know what you could consider as hobbies outside of work. I hope this is helpful towards making an informed decision about your career. Best of luck to you. 
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