Careers & Benefits
Choosing a military career requires careful consideration and planning. To start your research, we’ve organized military career fields to help you find one that matches your skill set and interests. Each listing below includes that field’s typical careers, required training, daily responsibilities and even associated civilian careers.
Browse Career Fields
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
- Business Management & Administration
- Cybersecurity and Information Technology
- Education & Training
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Human Services
- Intelligence, Combat and Readiness
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Working in the Military
Learn about the types of opportunities you can find in the Military.
Video Published on July 29, 2021Length 1:29 View Transcript
Narrator: When it comes to work in the Military, there are thousands of jobs, and each specialty matters. The captain may be the one in command, but the captain can’t do it alone. From the radar tower to the galley, from charting new courses to maintaining the ship, thousands of people come together in service. Like the parts of a complex machine, each piece fits together to form the working whole.
You’ve seen some careers in films and on TV. But that’s only part of the story. Science, engineering, medicine and communications are just a few of the many fields available. And almost any job found in the civilian world also exists in the Military.
If you enlist, choosing a specialty is a careful balance between what fits you best and where you’re most needed. A test will determine your strengths, how you fit into the whole and what your piece to contribute could be. Officer careers often involve leadership and working with enlisted service members to make critical decisions. This requires trust. Most importantly, you have to trust yourself and your own abilities.
With so many options, you’re sure to find fulfilling work in the Military, with regular opportunities for advancement. And while service can last a few years or become a lifelong career, the training and experience gained in these jobs is something civilian employers value highly. So whatever you do, with military experience, you're ready for the next step.
Working in the Military