Job Description: Perform core and specialty functions of communications operations, message processing, and network administration and security; establish, monitor, and maintain Radio Frequency (RF) communications systems; perform spectrum management within an area of responsibility; handle, store, and retrieve incoming and outgoing messages; perform network system administration, maintenance and training; manage, plan and coordinate unit-level information systems security and integration across platforms, fleets, and services; and ensure the proper security, handling, accounting, reporting, and control of Communications Security (COMSEC) materials, systems, and equipment.
- Branch: Navy
- Average Rating:
- Designation: IT
- Average Salary: $41,524
- Entry Type: Enlisted
- ASVAB: AR+2MK+GS=222
- Degree: High School or GED
- Age: 17-39
- Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
- Category: Administration, deck, technical, and weapons
28 Average Age
11,384 Number Employed
7.0 YearsAverage Employment
Pros: Excellent civilian positions available post-military ONLY if the member acquires certifications.
Cons: Duty station, department, and divisions will jurisdict which type of IT you are.
This rate allows a member to live comfortably with great opportunities later on; however, this type of job can be very demanding due to its’ customer service oriented style. Non-experienced users of computing should not obtain this rate. The only positions that would be reasonable for this lack of skill are hardware (ADP), radio, and/or messaging. “Personal Experience:
Joined knowing I wanted to be an IT. Previously was working on a CM/IS (Computer Management/Information Systems) degree with a liking to graphics design, web development, and Java coding. I do not suspect to learn, nor work in these fields as an IT in the Navy. The mission simply does not permit. I also discovered my dislike of Operational level information systems troubleshooting. Overall, I am happy with the benefits of stress management and educational time this rate has given me.”