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Military Jobs

The US military is one of the largest (if not the largest) employers in the United States.

Here at OMK, we’ve done the research and compiled a list of jobs for each branch of the military.

It isn’t practical for us to list every single one on this page, so what we did was break it down by branch.

Keep in mind that these military jobs are for enlisted personnel only, and are in no particular order.

Click on a link below to get started:

List of all 136 AFSCs in the US Air Force

List of all 159 US Army MOSs

List of all 89 Ratings in the US Navy

List of all 125 US Marine Corps MOSs

List of all 22 Ratings in the US Coast Guard

Some Common Questions We Receive

How much do military jobs pay?

All jobs in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard are paid the same, and are based on 2 factors: 

1. Your rank

2. Your length of service

See ranks are pay charts for each branch of the military below:

US Army Ranks and Pay

US Navy Ranks and Pay

US Air Force Ranks and Pay

US Marine Corps Ranks and Pay

US Coast Guard Ranks and Pay

What are the best jobs in the military?

There really is no ‘best’ job in the military.  The best job would be one that you both qualify for, and one that interests you.

Another consideration that should be taken includes what kind of job you’d like to have after your time in the military is up.

For some, this isn’t a very important consideration.

However, it’s actually one of the most important things you should be thinking about before joining the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard.

What military jobs are in high demand?

This depends drastically based on a number of factors and changes pretty frequently.

With that said, here are 5 of the most in-demand jobs per branch as of 2023:



Air Force

Marine Corps

Coast Guard

  • Culinary Specialist (CS)
  • Electronics Technician (ET)
  • Operations Specialist (OS)
  • Electrician’s Mate (EM)
  • Boatswain’s Mate (BM) 

Getting Started On Your Military Journey

If any of this sounds appealing to you, then the military might be right for you.

Check out some of our related articles below. 

They’ll help you understand exactly what you’re getting yourself into, and hopefully answer any questions you might have along the way:

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Joining A Branch Of The Military 

How To Join The US Army

How To Join The US Navy

How To Join The US Air Force

How To Join The US Marine Corps

How To Join The US Coast Guard
Pros and Cons Of Joining The Army

Pros and Cons Of Joining The Navy

Pros and Cons Of Joining The Air Force

Pros and Cons Of Joining The Marine Corps

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References / Contact A Recruiter

Army Recruiter Near You

Navy Recruiter Near You

Air Force Recruiter Near You

Marine Corps Recruiter Near You

Coast Guard Recruiter Near You

Nicholas A.
Military Jobs List

Military Jobs List

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See a list of all 531 jobs in each branch of the military, including the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Originally posted on October 5, 2019 @ 5:09 pm

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