This is a job skill that is performed in the US Army or Army Reserves as a Soldier. Enlisting is required and will undergo pre-qualifying questions, an interview, an academic test, and a physical. This is an initial entry job skill, no experience is necessary. The US Army will send you to the school to learn the job and get the necessary certifications.
Information technology specialists are responsible for maintaining, processing, and troubleshooting military computer systems/operations.
- Maintenance of networks, hardware, and software.
- Provide customer and network administration services.
- Construct, edit and test computer programs.
Those who want to serve must first take the a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Ages 17-34; 35-39 Requires a Waiver
Job training for an information technology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Use of computer consoles and peripheral equipment.
- Computer systems concepts.
- Planning, designing, and testing computer systems.
- Interest in computer science.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Experience in the installation of computers.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
EARN CASH FOR IN-DEMAND JOBS:
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a network support technician, data-processing technician or computer programmer.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military-friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
- AAI CORPORATION
- EATON CORPORATION
- L-3 Communications Linguist Operations & Technical Support
- Comcast Cable Communications, Inc
- CISCO SYSTEMS
- CDW, LLC
- CoxCom, Inc.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Pay: $40,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year
Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
Work authorization: United States (Required)
Contract Renewal: Possible
Additional Compensation: Bonuses