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.
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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:
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:
- Infantryman (MOS 11B)
- M1 Armor Crewman (MOS 19K)
- Bridge Crewmember (12C)
- Human Intelligence Collector (35M)
- Special Forces Candidate (18X)
- Machinist’s Mate Nuclear (MMN)
- Electrician’s Mate Nuclear (EMN)
- Electronics Technician Nuclear (ETN)
- Information Systems Technician Submarine (IT)
- Hospital Corpsman Advanced Technical Field (HM-ATF)
- Pararescueman aka PJ’s (1T2X1)
- SERE Specialist (1T0X1)
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal aka EOD (3E8X1)
- Combat Control (1Z2X1)
- Cyber Security (3D0X3)
- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic (6212)
- Aircraft Avionics Technician (6332)
- Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Specialist (0211)
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician (2336)
- Critical Skills Operator (0372)
- 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: