Military Careers Using Technology Skills

These technology careers in the Military are some of the most advanced jobs for its officers and enlisted members today.

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Military Business Operations Planning Analysts

Business operations planning analysts apply business expertise to improve military operations. Using analytical tools and techniques, these analysts make recommendations to leadership about management techniques that can help reduce waste and inefficiency. They study current operations and organizations, identify and analyze problems, and develop alternative solutions.

  • Average Salary:$136,124
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military All-Source Intelligence Officers

Intelligence officers who specialize in all-source intelligence ensure the fusion of information of all sources and intelligence disciplines into finished analytical products. They supervise and coordinate the planning, collection, evaluation, analysis, fusion, production, and dissemination of imagery, signals, measurement, human, and open-source intelligence data into cohesive products to support national defense.

  • Average Salary:$116,931
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Cyber-Operations Officers

Cyber operations officers oversee both offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in support of the full range of military programs. Offensive operations involve the application of computer capabilities to target the capabilities of enemies and hostile adversaries. Defensive operations involve protecting data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems. Some cyber officers focus on offensive or defensive operations, while others integrate the two to support military operations.  

  • Average Salary:$91,804
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Acquisitions and Contracts Managers

Acquisitions and contracts managers are responsible for preparing and coordinating every task involved in the planning, development, and implementation of procurement programs. They provide management, technical expertise, and supervision to ensure successful development of defense acquisition programs and accomplishment of desired outcomes. They are responsible for analyzing purchase requests and performing cost or price analyses. They evaluate contract proposals, award and administer contracts, and evaluate contractor performance.

  • Average Salary:$114,743
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Education Administrators

Education administrators manage personnel development programs and determine who needs training, what skills need to be improved, and how a training program can be designed and executed. They direct the development of learning objectives and lesson plans, and they oversee all aspects of instructional programs from designing course content to actual training implementation.

  • Average Salary:$116,686
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Construction Managers

Construction managers provide construction, survey and design, and electrical engineering expertise across a broad spectrum of construction operations in a variety of units. They coordinate and plan the development and support of military construction programs and maintain technical liaison with systems commands and fleet commands on facilities logistic problems.

  • Average Salary:$80,326
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Healthcare Administrators

Healthcare administrators manage military hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.  They oversee the medical and administrative functions of healthcare facilities, and they ensure the readiness of both personnel and equipment to meet the medical needs of service members and their families.

  • Average Salary:$109,564
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Logisticians

Military logisticians are responsible for ensuring that equipment and people are where they need to be exactly when they need to be there. They are also responsible for precise planning and organization, and must consider all possible aspects, phases, and contingencies while working in conjunction with other organizations to make sure every mission is safe, successful, and goes according to plan.

  • Average Salary:$102,637
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Logistics Specialists

Logistics specialists manage the particulars surrounding procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military materiel, facilities, and personnel. They develop, evaluate, monitor, and supervise logistics plans and programs including war readiness materiel, deployment, employment, and support planning. These individuals must be able to integrate the separate functions of planning and implementing a logistics management program.

  • Average Salary:$58,980
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Document Security Specialists

Document security specialists safeguard sensitive material and arrange for delivery by courier. They provide adequate protection for material from receipt through delivery or to storage, prepare classified correspondence, and manage administrative functions and security procedures for various security programs (e.g., Special Security Program, Sensitive Compartmented Information Security Program).

  • Average Salary:$45,944
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree