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Become A Cryptological Technician

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Working As A Cryptological Technician

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $77,800

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Cryptological Technician does

  • Performed SIGINT, ELINT, HUMINT and IMINT fusion analysis.
  • Implemented computer systems upgrades (hardware and software).
  • Provided in-depth analysis on a variety of complex digital communications signals usingsophisticated communications equipment and computer technology to provide criticalintelligence information.
  • Set electronic warfare watch conditions and drafted combat systems training team drill guides.
  • Organized and developed new training techniques for all incoming NIOC sailors.
  • Center for Information Dominance Corry Station, Pensacola, Fl.
  • Produced technical reports and briefs on in-depth analysis of radar signals and systems.
  • Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
  • Performed the duties as an Electronic Technician responsible for hardware maintenance at Naval Security Group.
  • Originated reports and briefs for operational commanders both ashore and afloat.
  • Operate computer information systems, equipment and current software applications to gather, process and store highly classified information.
  • Received an HONORABLE DISCHARGE upon exiting active duty status.
  • Received a Top Secret SCI security clearance.
  • Provided indications and warnings via ELINT (electronics intelligence) to warfare commanders.
  • Updated and revised maintenance procedures in order to accomplish more effective and efficient results.
  • Maintained 13 user accounts using Windows 2000 NT.
  • Collected and analyzed top secret sensitive compartmented signals intelligence.
  • Traveled and worked as a Cryptologic Technician in California, Philippines, Japan, North and South Korea.
  • Conducted SATCOM antenna installations and maintenance for the Naval Security Group Activity Commands and Trans World Digital Networks.
  • Managed the planned maintenance schedule for the shipboard department with a 94% completion and accuracy rate.

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How To Become A Cryptological Technician

Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.


Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a postsecondary degree. Applicants who have taken some computer-related classes are often qualified. For computer network support specialists, many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Large software companies that provide support to business users who buy their products or services often require a bachelor’s degree. Positions that are more technical are likely to require a degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information science, but for others, the applicant’s field of study is less important.

To keep up with changes in technology, many computer support specialists continue their education throughout their careers.


Certification programs are generally offered by vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge of and best practices required by computer support specialists. Companies may require their computer support specialists to hold certifications in the products the companies use.


Many computer support specialists advance to other information technology positions, such as network and computer systems administrators and software developers. Some become managers in the computer support services department. Some organizations provide paths for support specialists to move into other parts of the organization, such as sales. For more information, see the profiles on network and computer systems administrators and software developers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic. They must often help people who are frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.

Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problems that their customers are describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation.

Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and solve them.

Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solutions to computer problems in a way that a nontechnical person can understand.

Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for employees and customers, as well as real-time web chat interactions.

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Cryptological Technician Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Greek

  • Japanese

  • Persian

  • Tagalog

  • Korean

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Indonesian

  • Filipino

  • German

  • Hebrew

  • Czech

  • Dari

  • Cheyenne

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Top Cryptological Technician Skills

  1. Cryptologic
  2. Security Clearance
  3. Electronic Warfare
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed Top Secret Cryptologic duties to include signals security, communications security, collections and analysis.
  • Hold a Top Secret / Sensitive Comparted Information (TS / SCI) Security Clearance.
  • Maintained electronic warfare status boards, constructed local online emitter libraries.
  • Created, evaluated, and performed training and test procedures used to evaluate the suitability and operation of systems.
  • Generated the timely processing of over 10,000 TS/SCI messages during 3 Carrier deployments to the Arabian Gulf.

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