If you are considering enlisting in the Army, you may wonder what career options you will have. Before enlisting and attending your basic training, you will need to meet with a recruiter and decide what job in that Army you want to pursue. Think Army jobs only consist of the ground combat that you see on TV? Think again! Army job titles range from Animal Care Specialist, to Bassoon Player, to Pharmacy Specialist. Talk to your recruiter and read more on our website to learn about the many opportunities that await you in the military.
Military Occupation Specialties
First off, you want to make sure you are using the right lingo. You don’t want to sound like you don’t know what you are talking about, right? Enlisted jobs in the Army are referred to as Military Occupation Specialties (MOS). MOS categories vary widely and include specialties such as: legal & law enforcement, computers & technology, combat and medical & emergency. No matter what your interests may be, you are certain to find a job that will suit your specific skills and interests in the Army.
Advance Individual Training
Following your basic training, you will begin your Advance Individual Training (AIT), which will vary depending on the MOS you are training for. What types of AITs are there? With over 200 MOS available, AITs are varied and include fields of study such as: financial management, engineering, military policing, aviation logistics and infantry. During this training you can also earn valuable certifications and licenses that can be useful to your civilian career following your military service.
How will my ASVAB score affect my MOS options?
The good news is, that unlike other branches of the military, the Army guarantees a job placement—regardless of your ASVAB score—as long as it is high enough for your to enlist. However, there are certain jobs that require a minimum ASVAB store. If you have a certain job in mind, be sure to apply yourself to your ASVAB study, to ensure that you will attain the necessary score to pursue that career option. Other factors like your gender, fitness levels or enrollment status (Officer versus Enlisted) can also influence the MOS that you are eligible for.
As you can see their are many job opportunities in the Army that will lead to you having a successful and rewarding time in the military. Many of these jobs can even lead to long-term careers following your time in the Army. Figure out what you want to do, and take the steps you need to get there today!