There are over 800 job opportunities available in the United States Military. Positions are available for enlisted soldiers, officers and reserves. Some people may join as Officers and at a supervisory rank, but it is most common for people to enter as an Enlisted Soldier.
Enlisted Soldiers serve as the main workforce. They hold positions in office, transportation, mechanical, human service and combat jobs and make up about 84 percent of service personnel.
Officers typically work in managerial, professional and technical positions including; doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, pilots, etc. They make up about 16 percent of service personnel.
All levels are equally important to the success of military missions and with good service education and training there are regular opportunities for advancement. While there are limitless jobs available most of the can be placed in to categories such as
Another important decision during your job search is deciding what military branch is right for you. Your career options will vary depending on your choice.
While researching what jobs are available in each branch you may notice they are referenced differently. The information below will help you with the terms. Click the branch name to explore different jobs they may offer.
- Army, National Guard and Marine Corps jobs are referred to as Military Occupations Specialties or and MOSs,
- Navy and Coast Guard jobs are called ratings
- Air Force jobs are called Air Force Specialties or AFSC’s.
You may also want to learn about the considerations you should take when picking your job preference. It is also important to keep in mind that just because you pick a job does not guarantee it. There will have to be openings in that position and you will be required to meet certain criteria.