What is the Technology IndustrY?

The technology industry is vast and varied, which means there are incredible opportunities for you—even if you did not have a military career that provides a direct channel into a traditional tech job. According to Thomson Reuters, the industry is divided into the following sectors:

  • Computer hardware
  • IT service and consulting
  • Software
  • Semiconductors (equipment and testing)
  • Communications equipment
  • Office equipment 

Regardless of the sector, employees in the technology industry provide a gateway for people, governments and businesses to connect in a way that was unheard of just a few years ago. Imagine just how far we'll go together in the years to come. 

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Military Skills Translation

With your problem-solving skills, ability to make rational decisions within changing and uncertain environments, and initiative, the military community has a solid foundation for a great career in the technology industry. These soft skills and qualities that made you outstanding assets in the military are precisely the kinds of qualities that support the innovation technology provides to the country. 

In addition to these soft skills, specific military training also provides a clear channel into the industry. For example, Army 25D and 25L (Cyber Network Defender and Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer respectively), 94F (Computer/Detection Systems Repairer), and 17C (Cyber Operations Specialist) are just a few of the military occupations that give an excellent basis for tech careers. 

Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors each have their own technology-based occupational specialities that can translate into both careers and employment-focused training programs. To learn specifics on how your military experience fits into specific career paths, connect with an employer by clicking the button below. 

Featured Technology Industry Careers

Scroll below to learn more about just a few of the career paths the technology industry provides to Veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, transitioning service members, and military families. Check out the information below to see the most popular job types in the industry and click on the job title for more details.

National data on career information, including salary ranges were compiled by payfactors.com.


IT Systems Admin

$56,094 - $72,835

System administrators Install and maintain operating systems and related software to ensure stable performance. In doing so, they safeguard customer information and manage malware platforms for threat detection as they develop alerting and monitoring procedures.


Mobile App Developer I

$68,340 -$81,355 

Entry-level mobile application developers assist in developing, implementing, and testing web-base applications for android, IOS, and similar mobile devices. They troubleshoot complex software problems and participate in the entire application life cycle. 

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Software Engineer I

$53,510 - $68,597

Entry-level software engineers design, develop, and maintains web-based software tools, services, or applications. They do this by working from mockups or specifications to create functional code using CSS, HTML, JavaScript, or similar languages and support company goals and budgets.