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Cryptographic Technicians

Tips for Entry

Get certified in broadcast technology or engineering. This will give you an edge in the job market.

A strong background in math, engineering, computer programming, and languages is required to do this type of work. Take classes in these subjects.

Visit the Web sites of the National Security Agency, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of State, and other intelligence operations to learn about potential career paths.

Look into Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs for introduction to cryptographic techniques.

Visit http://www.iacr.org/jobs for job listings. 

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