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Cryptographic Technicians


Cryptographic technicians, also called crypto clerks, cryptologists, and cryptanalysts, operate cryptographic equipment used for coding, decoding, and sending secret messages. They are mainly employed by the government, for positions in all branches of the military, and by government agencies such as the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of State, and any other intelligence operations. Cryptographic technicians are also employed by industries that transact confidential business via computer, such as the banking industry.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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