There is no question that working in network security has its perks. To begin with, there is no shortage of jobs. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there will be 3.5 million job openings in the cybersecurity field by 2021. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also shows steady job growth for network security professionals, predicting a 28 percent increase from 2016-2026 with an annual median salary of $98,350. Yet although these facts make network security a smart field to get into, they are not the only draw to these jobs.