Read Ricoh Danielson take a look at the skill gap between cyber security, digital forensic and infosec professional on Tripwire :
The industry can see this and knows this. However, it sometimes does not adhere to the needs of weathering through “hardship experiences” that are needed to move up in the information security industry. One thing I always recommend to my students is getting your hands dirty regardless of your level.
Read his full article here.