So are you a person that is good with radios? Do you enjoy tinkering with electronics, or do you know how to diagnose and repair electronic gear? If so then a job in the Communications field as an enlisted person in the Navy may be for you.
Sailors in the Navy who are in the telecommunications field use and maintain a wide spectrum of computers, mapping and navigation devices, radios, computer networks, and even sometimes work on classified coding machines and computers. Sometimes sailors assigned to this job area may work in decoding and translating foreign language data and communications. As part of this job specialty, you may find yourself performing tasks including:
-Interpret and prepare wiring diagrams, sketches and blueprints.
-Operate and maintain CCTV and other television communication systems.
-Repair and install communications boxes, switchboards, bells, buzzers, and telephones.
-Regularly work with information and classified data.
-Maintain and work with different plotters and navigational equipment on ship and shore.
-Work as a software programmer, computer network expert, or commuter analyst.
All the different fields and sub categories under the telecommunication job specialty in the Navy give an applicant a great chance to get real hands on technical experience. Getting to operate state of the art navigation and communication equipment on a daily basis is valuable experience that allows you to put into practice skills learned both in life and in Class A school. You will likely attend a Class A school where you will receive top-drawer instruction and learn about all the different equipment.
Applicants who want to join the Navy and work in the telecommunications area should make sure that they have studied and learned all that they can in science and applied mathematics. Solid-state electronics instruction as well as advanced math and science courses will also provide skills that would serve you well as a Navy Communications specialist. After receiving advanced training, there will be opportunities to receive advancement in rank and higher pay for skills and demonstrated ability.
After you are trained you will have an abundance of skills that directly relate to possible jobs in the civilian world. Jobs such as electrician, electronics technician, computer technician, computer programmer, and other jobs will be open and available after you no longer are in the Navy. Our world has become so computerized and media and technologically advanced that there is likely several jobs that you might not think of as being trained for that serving in the Navy as a communications specialist would prepare you for.