Working in military intelligence while in the service can help you with your after military career.

There are many different paths you can take after military life is over based on your skills and what you have learned during your time in the military. Here are 4 options for after military careers if you worked in military intelligence.

Civilian Jobs After Serving In Military Intelligence

Information Security Analyst

An information security analyst is responsible for protecting a company’s systems and networks. They are responsible for keeping important information safe from hackers and those should not have access to the information.

Your experience with signals intelligence and electronic warfare can be applied to this type of position. Computer and programming experience is important. Being able to work together with others and being able to stay calm under pressure are also important skills to have for this type of job.

To be an information security analyst you would need to have a bachelor’s degree. Having a focus on a major that includes programming courses, courses in computer science, information technology, or a similar subject is ideal.

Some industries might want you to have a graduate degree such as an MBA with a focus in information systems. In this type of job, you might work for a computer company, for a consulting firm, business, or a financial company.

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According to, the average salary of an Information Security Analyst as of August 12th, 2019 is $80,865.

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Database Administrator

A database administrator creates and optimizes large scale databases as well as ensuring that only those with the right permissions can have access to any protected information. They are in charge of storing, organizing, presenting and using and analyzing data and database management software.

While in military intelligence, you had to handle and deliver sensitive information and can use those skills in this civilian career. You would need to be highly trained in computers, and need to have a certificate or associate’s degree. Some employers would want you to have a bachelor’s degree or even a master’s degree. You could get employed by companies and organizations and maybe even may need to travel to different locations.

According to, the average salary of a Database Administrator as of August 12th, 2019 is $80,683.


A detective collects evidence for criminal investigations, works with law enforcement, interviews suspects and witnesses, examine records, observers people, and takes part in making arrests.

Being a detective requires physical and mental fitness which you have gained during your time in the military, beyond investigative skills. You also have experience with high-stress situations and being in leadership. Different government agencies also like to hire veterans, which is why this career can be a good after military choice.

A high school diploma is required, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or law enforcement might be required in certain places. Experience in law enforcement is usually also required depending on the employer. If you do want to become a detective, that might be the best way to do so.

According to, the average salary of a Detective as of August 2nd, 2019 is $53,894.

Market Research Analyst

A Market Research Analyst would monitor a company’s market conditions, evaluate marketing campaigns and gather data on competitors and customers. They present their findings to management so they can understand how to help their company. They use statistics, surveys, and interviews as well as other data collecting methods.

You can use your strong communication skills as well as knowing how to analyze data to help you in this career path. Being detail-oriented is also important. To be a market research analyst you probably should have a bachelor’s degree but many also go on to get more advanced degrees and professional certificates. Taking classes in business, marketing, social sciences, math, economics, computer science, and statistics can all be a great idea. You can also get certification from the Marketing Research Association (MRA.)

According to, the average salary of a Market Research Analyst as of August 11th, 2019 is $57,599.

About Military Intelligence

In the Army, there are several options for working in military intelligence, from being a Military Intelligence Officer MOS 35F to an Intelligence Analyst MOS 35F.

In the Navy, they have the Intelligence Specialist or Intelligence Officer.  And in the Marine Corps, there is MOS 0231 Intelligence Specialist and MOS 0261 Geographic Intelligence.

For the Air Force, there is 1N Intelligence and the Coast Guard has the Intelligence Specialist career path.

When you are in military intelligence, you work to collect, interpret, and analyze information about the environment, culture, and tactical movements of enemies. Depending on the military branch and career path, they can specialize in imagery, all-source, counter, human, signals/electronic, or other types of military intelligence.

You can find out about more post military jobs on College Recon as well as finding information on going back to school, the GI Bill, and other military or veteran benefits.

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