Network and Database Administrators

Military Career

General Information

Description

Network and database administrators develop, install, operate, and maintain the Military’s computer networks and databases. They monitor system performance and make sure the appropriate personnel have access to data. They perform administrative duties including providing user support to military personnel. They also provide information security to protect the Military’s computer systems against cyberattacks. Network and database administrators may work in military facilities or aboard ships and submarines.

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Work Environment

Network and database administrators 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
  • Telecommunications
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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

Network and Database Administrators in the Military

61,127

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Salary

Average Salary

$54,818

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 76%
  • First professional degree 10%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Network and database administrators in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training topics relate to specific computer systems and languages, and may include: Use of computers and peripheral equipmentComputer systems conceptsPlanning, designing, and testing computer systemsProgram structuring, coding, and debuggingUse of current programming languagesComputer security issuesNetwork management

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Telecommunications
  • 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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