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Different Job Options in the US Army

Different Job Options in the US Army

A job in the US army has always been a dream come true for those who wanted to serve the nation. In this article, we have listed down the various options available in the military.
Sheeba Nambiar
There is no job in the world that provides more pride and satisfaction than working in the army and with the wide variety of career options available, it is practically impossible not to find a job that interests you or suits your area of expertise. Career opportunities can range from law, administration, engineering, technology, medicine, to aviation.

Many are not familiar with the requirements to join the army and they stop themselves from applying presuming that they'd need a formal degree or work experience. However, those who don't have these credentials need not worry, as the US army has an array of enlisted jobs that don't require a degree or work experience. They are only required to take an aptitude test in order to determine their suitability to work in the forces. The test is of medium difficulty and many score well, well enough to qualify for a number of positions.

Military Occupation Specialties (MOS)

Let us look at the below categories that provide a mix of both, officer and enlisted jobs.

Administration and Human Resources
These group of officials are responsible for the administration, which broadly involves maintaining paperwork, that includes information and details about the army personnel, and other clerical jobs. Human resource and finance related jobs that are hot selling in the civilian world, are equally popular and sort out in the army. Those with a special interest in religious services can also apply in this category.
  • Chaplain Assistant
  • Combat Documentation/Production Specialist
  • Human Resources Management Systems Specialist
  • Financial Management Technician
  • Shower/ Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist
  • Unit Supply Specialist
  • Chaplain
  • Financial Manager
  • Personnel Systems Management Officer
  • Quartermaster Officer
Humanities and Communications
Did you think that you could use your impressive personality and excellent communication skills only in the corporate world? Well, guess what, they can be best utilized even in the military. Those who are musically inclined can apply for jobs in the army band.
  • Army Bandsman
  • Special Band Member
  • Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist
  • Visual Information Equipment Operator/ Maintainer
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Band Officer
Information Technology
Technology plays a very important role when it comes to military intelligence management. With highly intelligent devices and equipment in place to safeguard the country, it is important to hire those who are efficient and capable to manage these systems.
  • Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer
  • Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer
  • Cryptologic Linguist
  • Multimedia Illustrator
  • Signals Intelligence Analyst
  • Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer
  • Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer
  • Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator
  • Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator/Maintainer
  • Radio Operator/Maintainer
  • Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer
  • Radio and Communications Security (COMSEC) Repairer
  • Counterintelligence Agent
  • Computer/Detection Systems Repairer
  • Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance Support Specialist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Imagery Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Signal Support Systems Specialist
  • Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer
  • Signals Collector/Analyst
  • Nodal Network Systems Operator/ Maintainer
  • Signal Officer
  • Warrant Officer Corps
Field Jobs
Considered to be one of the most sort after occupations in the army are the combat or field jobs. These include roles in the artillery, infantry, military intelligence, air defense, and special forces, etc.
  • Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crew member
  • Air Defense C41 Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant
  • Special Forces Communications Sergeant
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
  • Cannon Crew member
  • Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist
  • Cavalry Scout
  • Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator
  • Infantryman
  • Indirect Fire Infantryman
  • Fire Support Specialist
  • MI Armor Crewman
  • Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS/ HIMARS) Crew member
  • Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
  • Special Forces Candidate
  • Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
  • Field Artillery Officer
  • Air Defense Artillery Officer
  • Armor Officer
  • Special Forces Officer
  • Infantry Officer
Building and Engineering
This area offers opportunities for those who can perform construction or building work. Skilled and experienced workers such as carpenters, masons, metal workers, equipment repairers, and electricians can apply for jobs under this category.
  • Combat Engineer
  • Construction Equipment Repairer
  • Bridge Crew member
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
  • Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator
  • Interior Electrician
  • Horizontal Construction Engineer
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist
  • Petroleum Laboratory Specialist
  • Plumber
  • Quartermaster
  • Chemical Equipment Repairer
  • Technical Engineer
  • Metal Worker
  • Machinist
  • Power Generation Equipment Repairer
  • Quarrying Specialist
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer
  • Geospatial Engineer
  • Water Treatment Specialist
  • Engineer Officer
Intelligence and Combat Support
An armed combat team requires other support systems to help provide them intelligence and other necessities. To fulfill these requirements, there are a huge list of jobs available.
  • Ammunition Specialist
  • Commissioned Officer Candidate
  • Cryptologic Linguist
  • Food Service Specialist
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Signals Intelligence Analyst
  • Psychological Operations Specialist
  • Human Intelligence Collector
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist
  • Counterintelligence Agent
  • Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crew member
  • Diver
  • Radar Repairer
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist
  • Radio and Communications Security Repairer
  • Armament Repairer
  • Small Arms/Artillery Repairer
  • Fire Control Repairer
  • Automated Logistical Specialist
  • Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Specialist
  • Common Ground Station (CGS) Analyst
  • Imagery Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Civil Affairs Specialist
  • Watercraft Operator
  • Special Forces Candidate
  • CBRN Officer
  • Electronic Welfare/ SIGINT Recruit
  • Civil Affairs Officer
  • Ordinance Officer
  • Military Intelligence Officer
  • Psychological Operations Officer
Law and Enforcement
Law and enforcement plays a crucial role in the criminal justice system of the United States, and the military police and other roles contribute their services to maintain law and order in the country.
  • Criminal Investigations (CID) Special Agent
  • Firefighter
  • Interment/ Resettlement Specialist
  • Military Police
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • JAG Corps Attorney
  • Military Police Officer
Technicians or mechanics play a crucial role in maintaining the different equipment and vehicle systems. Skilled mechanics, vehicle systems and equipment repairers can look for the below opportunities.
  • AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
  • Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer
  • Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer
  • Avenger System Repairer
  • Artillery Mechanic
  • Armament Repairer
  • Avionic Mechanic
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer
  • Construction Equipment Repairer
  • CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
  • Fire control Repairer
  • Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer
  • M1 ABRAMS Tank System Maintainer
  • Metal Worker
  • Machinist
  • Patriot System Repairer
  • Power Generation Equipment Repairer
  • Chemical Equipment Repairer
  • Railway Section Repairer
  • Railway Equipment Repairer
  • Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Operator/Maintainer
  • Track Vehicle Repairer
  • Power Generation Equipment Repairer
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer
  • Watercraft Engineer
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
To provide medical and health care facilities, this branch requires skilled medical practitioners for the jobs listed below that involve all aspects of medicine. Medical administrative jobs and others such as nurses and nutrition care specialists are also available. After all, health and safety is important for the soldiers and they should get the best of health care facilities.
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Pharmacy Specialist
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Dental Specialist
  • Nutrition Care Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Specialist
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
  • Medical Logistics Specialist
  • Mortuary Affairs Specialist
  • Mental Affairs Specialist
  • Operating Room Specialist
  • Patient Administration Specialist
  • Optical Laboratory Specialist
  • Preventive Medicine Specialist
  • Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
  • Radiology Specialist
  • Chief Medical Non-commissioned Officer
  • Dental Corps Officer
  • Veterinary Corps Officer
  • Nurse Corps Officer
  • Medical Service Corps Officer
  • Medical Specialist Corps Officer
  • Medical Corps Officer
Transportation and Aviation
These jobs involve the coordination and supervision of personnel, equipment, and procedures for proper transportation and use of army materials throughout the world.
  • Air Traffic (ATC) Control Operator
  • Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer
  • Aircraft Electrician
  • Aircraft Power Plant Repairer
  • Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer
  • Aircraft Structural Repairer
  • Aircraft Powertrain Repairer
  • Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer
  • Aviation Operations Specialist
  • AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer
  • Radar Repairer
  • AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer
  • Avionic Mechanic
  • Cargo Specialist
  • M1 ABRAMS Tank System Maintainer
  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer
  • CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
  • Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
  • OH-58D/ARH Helicopter Repairer
  • OH-58D/ARH Armament/ Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
  • UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer
  • Parachute Rigger
  • Motor Transport Operator
  • Railway Operations Crew member
  • Watercraft Operator
  • Transportation Management Coordinator
  • Power Distribution Specialist
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator
  • Transportation Officer
  • Warrant Officer Corps
  • Aviation Officer
With so many job options to choose from, you can choose your area of interest and expertise, and lead a great life in the army.