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Communications Managers

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

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Work Environment

Communications managers usually work in communications centers on land or aboard ships.

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Communication managers plan, build, secure, operate, and defend communications networks. They oversee the development and maintenance of policies and plans that are essential to operational success.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Like other officers, communications managers complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Additional training consists of classroom and field training.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in technical work
  • Interest in working with computers, radios, and electronic equipment

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