INDUSTRY:

Information Technology

Military IT jobs focus on the use, repair and upkeep of computer and telecommunications systems.

There are 6 military careers in this industry

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Military Cyber-Operations Specialists

Cyber operations specialists conduct offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in support of the full range of military options. They utilize devices, computer programs, and techniques designed to create an effect across cyberspace. Offensive operations involve applying force to target enemy and hostile adversary activities and capabilities. Defensive operations are conducted to protect data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems by detecting, identifying, and responding to attacks against friendly networks.

  • Average Salary:$58,549
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Cyber Security Officers

Cyber security officers are responsible for protecting military networks and the country against cyber attacks from enemy forces. Cyber security officers provide the Military with a source of expertise for the proper employment, support, and defense of strategic and tactical information networks. They oversee information assurance programs and help protect our nation’s cyber capabilities.

  • Average Salary:$81,270
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Cyber Security Specialists

Cyber security specialists are responsible for protecting military networks and the country against cyber attacks from enemy forces. These specialists monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to unauthorized activity in the cyberspace domain. They also perform deliberate actions to strengthen information systems and networks, perform vulnerability assessments, and respond to incidents. Cyber security specialists may focus on a specific type of information system, coordinating with network and system administrators, to ensure the security of Department of Defense information networks.

  • Average Salary:$58,430
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military IT Managers

IT managers in the Military are responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting both short- and long-term IT plans. They create and administer IT policies and procedures, and ensure the Military has the software and programs needed to complete its missions efficiently and effectively.

  • Average Salary:$93,628
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Network and Database Administrators

Network and database administrators develop, install, operate, and maintain the Military’s computer networks and databases. They monitor system performance and make sure the appropriate personnel have access to data. They perform administrative duties including providing user support to military personnel. They also provide information security to protect the Military’s computer systems against cyberattacks. Network and database administrators may work in military facilities or aboard ships and submarines.

  • Average Salary:$54,818
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Programmers and Developers

Computer programmers and developers write, analyze, design, and develop programs that are critical to war-fighting capabilities and allow computer applications and software programs to function properly. From maintenance tracking programs to programs that organize and display intelligence data, they ensure the Military has the software and programs needed to complete missions efficiently and effectively. They work in offices or at computer sites on military bases or aboard ships.

  • Average Salary:$116,866
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree