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According to Military.com, the US Army offers over 200 Military Occupational Specialists (MOSs) available for recruits to choose from, provided they score accordingly on the Aptitude exam. The US Navy offers over 100 careers ranged from fields of Arts & Photography to Aviation, Business Management, Operations or Transportation, just to name a few. The US Air Force has over 150 careers to include, you guessed it, learning to fly. The Air Force not only offers flying, this branch of service can train in the fields of Weapons Systems and Human Intelligence. The Marine Corps on the other hand has over 300 MOS’s which ranks them as the most to offer in terms of career options with US Coast Guard with about 20 different specialties being offered upon entry.
With nearly 800 jobs, spread over all 5-branches of service, how does a person decide what job is best suited for them?
The truth is, you don’t really get to decide as the potential recruit; the job kinda chooses you! Sometimes you don’t have many options.
This is determined by many factors such as test results, location preferences, gender, race, current events, and needs of that service.
Now as a potential recruit, in the beginning this may or may not deter your desire to enlist. However, long-term or after your military service this decision could pay dividends to your future career path.
Here is a list of 5-potential questions to ask yourself when saying “yes” to a qualified specialty:
Anyone who’s served over a lengthy period of time will tell you that promotion matters depending on your MOS. For the most part, this is fairly true. On the flip-side this same concept is as true regarding your MOS in the civilian world. The concern should simply be “does your military job translate to the civilian sector?”
If this is something you have to think long and hard regarding, just remember that while you are serving ,
If you are considering the military, currently serving or know someone who is or thinking of serving, ask the question,
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