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    Hi. I'm an 18-year-old girl. Over my senior year in high school I've been in college, I've got nearly a years worth of college credits under my belt just now and I'm pretty set on where I want to go with my life.
    Anyways, my main question is I'm really interested in a job to do with computer science and after being disowned by my family --- paying for college is a pretty shitty situation. I'm thinking about joining up with the National Guard so it'll help me pay for school. If I could get a job to do with technology of some sort I'm sure that'll make my life a hell of a lot easier when I'm applying and all too if I wanted to go for a heavily technology based school like I'm thinking of.

    What types of jobs to do with technology are there in the National Guard?
    I just wanna know about the types of jobs and any helpful information about that stuff so if I'm serious about joining up I can know what to get ready for and all. Thanks.

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    Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

    In your search for technical jobs don't limit yourself to just the Army National Guard, take a look at what the Air Force National Guard has to offer as well. What kind of technology are you thinking of? Communications, cyber warfare, bio, chemical etc?

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    • #3
      Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

      For Army/Guard, look at the 25 series MOS. The 25B is probably the most popular and deals with IT.


      (This list may be slightly outdated.)

      Signal Corps Branch
      • 25B Information Technology Specialist
      • 25C Radio Operator Maintainer
      • 25F Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer
      • 25L Wire Systems Installer
      • 25M Multimedia Illustrator
      • 25N Nodal Network Systems Operator/Maintainer
      • 25P Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer
      • 25Q Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator
      • 25R Visual Information/Audio Equipment Repairer
      • 25S Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer
      • 25T Satellite/Microwave Systems Chief
      • 25U Signal Support Systems Specialist
      • 25V Combat Documentation & Production Specialist
      • 25W Telecommunications Operations Chief
      • 25X Senior Signal Sergeant
      • 25Z Visual Information Operations Chief


      Otherwise, I would agree with looking at the Air branches.

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      • #4
        Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

        I'm glad I have somewhere to start research on now.
        I didn't think to look into the Air Force. That's smart thinking on your part. Thanks.

        Anyways, if anyone else stumbled across this thread and has any suggestions/information they can give me that would be really helpful as well.
        Asides from that I guess I'll just start my research.

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        • #5
          Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

          I work in the technology area, and there is a lot of opportunity to learn new technology skills. AIT will help prepare you with the basic knowledge needed for your MOS, but it is a good stepping stone for furthering your education or helping to define what direction you want to take. Like SGT Juggernaut said, what do you want to specialize in? Often there is the opportunity for further on classes that can help get you certifications (secruity+, CCNR, Microsoft Certs and others).

          Research as much as you can, and talk with a recruiter. They are obviously a wealth of information.

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          • #6
            Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

            Part of the reason I signed up for the Guard was to give me entry-level training for IT/Technology jobs as a launching-point for a civilian career, so I would say the extra experience and the fact that the guard will help pay for school can only help you!

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            • #7
              Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

              Originally posted by Jai. View Post
              Hi. I'm an 18-year-old girl. Over my senior year in high school I've been in college, I've got nearly a years worth of college credits under my belt just now and I'm pretty set on where I want to go with my life.
              Anyways, my main question is I'm really interested in a job to do with computer science and after being disowned by my family --- paying for college is a pretty shitty situation. I'm thinking about joining up with the National Guard so it'll help me pay for school. If I could get a job to do with technology of some sort I'm sure that'll make my life a hell of a lot easier when I'm applying and all too if I wanted to go for a heavily technology based school like I'm thinking of.

              What types of jobs to do with technology are there in the National Guard?
              I just wanna know about the types of jobs and any helpful information about that stuff so if I'm serious about joining up I can know what to get ready for and all. Thanks.
              What state are you in?

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              • #8
                Re: Question About Technology Jobs.

                This link has more details on Signal and Military Intelligence MOS' available: Signal and MI. Perhaps this will help you decide if this is what you're looking for!

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