IT Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

IT managers in the Military are responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting both short- and long-term IT plans. They create and administer IT policies and procedures, and ensure the Military has the software and programs needed to complete its missions efficiently and effectively.

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Work Environment

IT managers in the military work in offices or at computer sites on military bases or aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Insurance Carriers
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

IT Managers in the Military

10,264

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Salary

Average Salary

$93,628

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 33%
  • Associate's degree 29%
  • Master's degree 14%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Some college 3%
  • High school 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for IT managers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Fiscal and contract managementAssessment of computer equipment needsComputer systems development and project management

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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