Computers and related types of cryptologic equipment are used in the practice of secure communications, which are vital to military security. Navy cryptologic veterans worked with these systems in a number of capacities. Below are careers for navy veterans with cryptologic technician experience.
|Job Title||Median Wage (2016)*||Job Growth (2016-2026)*||Applicable Military Skills/Traits|
|Audio and Video Equipment Technicians||$42,230||13%||Experience with state-of-the-art electronic equipment|
|Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians||$42,550||8%||Hands-on equipment experience and signal interception|
|Interpreters and Translators||$46,120||18%||Specialized training in languages and experience monitoring communications|
|Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers||$52,480||5%||Experience installing electronic and networking equipment|
|Electronics Engineering Technicians||$62,190 (electrical and electronics engineering technicians)||2% (electrical and electronics engineering technicians)||Background in working with complex systems in flight, on the ground, and at sea|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Civilian Careers for Navy Cryptologic Technician Veterans
Navy cryptologic technician veterans have experience using and maintaining vital communication systems on a daily basis. Their expertise in languages, maintenance and repair, as well as set up and installation, may offer a variety of opportunities in the civilian workforce.
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
Navy cryptologic technician -maintenance (CTM) veterans may find this an interesting career choice. Their experience with a variety of systems, in setting them up, testing, repairing, and installing equipment may allow them to be successful in this field.
Audio and video equipment technicians work with a variety of equipment related to video and sound systems. They may set up systems for concerts, performances, or lectures, and in some cases operate it as well. They also set up wires and cable for mixing and soundboards. Most individuals working in this field have a postsecondary nondegree certificate.
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians
This is may be a solid career choice for cryptologic technician - collection (CTR) veterans because of their training and experience in intercepting and collecting signals. Navy training and skills are likely to open many doors in this field.
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians work in a variety of settings. They maintain and operate electrical equipment for movie sets, radio shows, live concerts, and television. Working as a sound engineer requires a postsecondary certificate, and broadcast technicians often have an associate's degree. For advancement in broadcast, particularly with television, it is often necessary to have a bachelor's degree.
Interpreters and Translators
Cryptologic technician - interpretive (CTI) veterans may find this career to be a good fit for their specialized skill set which includes monitoring communications in languages other than English. Their military service is likely to help them stand out from other candidates.
Interpreters and translators work with people to help them communicate in a variety of situations. Interpreters work with spoken language and may provide services in courts, schools, government agencies, or lectures in which they translate speech between two or more parties. Translators work with the written word and may translate documents, letters, contracts, journals, or research papers, among other possibilities. This career requires a bachelor's degree and proficiency in the necessary languages.
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Experience with telecommunications systems, including testing and diagnosis may give navy CTM veterans an advantage with this career prospect. Their ability to work with a variety of equipment types could be an advantage.
Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers work with a number of systems, including broadcasting and two-way radio. These systems may be involved in both sending and receiving. They also work with two-way radio, which is the primary system for mobile communications that is necessary for cell phones and mobile broadband. This position requires an associate's degree.
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Navy cryptologic technician - technical (CTT) veterans are experienced with complex electronics systems used in cryptologic communications. Familiarity with state-of-the-art equipment in mission critical systems could be an advantage for CTT veterans and lead to advancement in this field.
Electronics engineering technicians work with electronic parts and components. These are used in many types of systems, such as instrumentation, computers, and missile guidance systems. They incorporate a number of disciplines in their work process, including electronics, mathematics, and physics. They support the work of electronic engineers, as well as engineers in other disciplines, as needed. An associate's degree is required, and experience is valuable.