Military Career - The Essentials

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If you’re planning to stay in the military for several years or even become a lifer, you’ll need to know about military jobs and what you can do and where you can go.

Here are some things to consider for your future military career. And, if you’ve got any questions, Military OneSource can find you the answers to advance your career and live your best military life.

 

Explore military jobs.

Enlisted service members have a variety of careers to enter, including those involving mechanical, transportation, journalism, medical, legal, personnel and office skills. Officers are typically managers who also serve in a variety of areas, including law and medicine.

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Some military jobs are specific to the Department of Defense, such as a fighter pilot or infantryman. There are also tons of military occupations that exist in the civilian workplace, like nursing and law.

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Check out steps for success in your military career.

Whether you’re an enlisted service member or an officer, you can start advancing your military career as early as boot camp and officer candidate school.

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Learn about re-enlisting and rising through the ranks.

Understand the re-enlistment process, the bonuses that come with re-enlistment, key military career decision points and ways to advance in your career.

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