Exploring Military Careers
Careers in the Military-www.careersinthemilitary.com-is a career information source for the military world of work. The web site is provides detailed information about specific enlisted and officer occupations in all of the Military Services.
O*Net Online–www.online.onetcenter.org–the Occupational Informational Network, is an online database that contains comprehensive information on job requirements and worker skills and abilities.
Now you are ready to explore the military work of work. Military Careers contains information about the type of work performed, as well as pay and benefits, training and education, and career advancement opportunities for Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard occupations. It provides information about interest codes for selected military occupations, similarities between military and civilian jobs, and profiles that depict examples of actual servicemembers in different career fields. Many occupations that exist in the civilian job market are also available in the Military. In addition to the combat-oriented jobs that may come to mind when someone mentions the Military, the services offer opportunities in many fields.
High school graduates can begin their career in the Military as enlisted personnel. Enlisted service members make up the majority of the Military and perform much of the hands-on work. College graduates have the opportunity to become officers. Officers have the responsibility of leading and directing groups of enlisted personnel, serving more as managers and supervisors.
Military Careers are organized into 24 job families to help you explore the military world of work:
- Accounting, Budget, and Finance
- Arts, Communications, Media, and Design
- Business Administration and Operations
- Combat Operations
- Communications Equipment Technicians
- Construction, Building, and Extraction
- Counseling, Social Work, and Human Services
- Education and Training
- Engineering and Scientific Research
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Health Care Practitioners
- Human Resources Management and Services
- Information Technology, Computer Science, and Mathematics
- International Relations, Linguistics, and Other Social Sciences
- Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services
- Legal Professions and Support Services
- Mechanic and Repair Technicians
- Medical and Clinical Technicians
- Naval and Maritime Operations
- Personal and Culinary Services
- Transportation, Supply and Logistics