Job Description: An information systems technician (IT) is responsible for establishing and maintaining Coast Guard computer systems, analog and digital voice systems (telephones and voicemail), and installing and maintaining the physical network infrastructure that ties the systems together. ITs at sea support tactical command, control, communications, and computer systems.

  • Branch Branch: Coast Guard
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: IT
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $42,359
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-31
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Hull and Engineering
Average Age
32 Average Age
Average Age
788 Number Employed
Average Age
10.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Skills, Abilities, and Training.

Cons: Worklife, Relocating

Location: Washington, DC


Toughest part of the job is being relocated regularly.

Pros: Benefits

Cons: Relocations

Location: Point Reyes Station, CA


Usual schedule on land units is 7-3. Most days are spent working in a team environment. Many opportunities for additional training. Work in most fields of IT. Toughest part of the job is being relocated regularly. Best part of the job is the workshop environment.