Here is a quick list of 15 military jobs that are in high demand and offer the possibility of excellent enlistment bonuses because they are high priority. Enlistment bonuses are offered by the Army as a monetary incentive for qualified individuals enlisting in the active Armed Forces. Many of these MOS’s do not require additional training, so they offer an excellent opportunity for enlistment bonuses and other bonuses from the military.
1 – Fire Support Specialist
2 – Petroleum Supply Specialist
3 – Tactical Data Systems Specialist for Field Artillery
4 – Crypto Linguist-Analyst
5 – Motor Transport Operator
6 – Cavalry Scout
7 – Specialist for Explosive Ordnance Disposal
8 – Cannon Crewmember
9 – Crewmember for Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
10 – Food Service Operations
11 – Radar Operator for Field Artillery
12 – Systems Operator and Maintainer of Satellite Communications Systems
13 – Infantryman
14 – Special Forces Candidate
15 – Control, Communications as well as Air Defense Command, Intelligence Tactical Operations and Computers Center Operator and Maintainers.
All miltary jobs today are in high demand relative to domestic employment rates. To get the best jobs and highest pay becoming a military officer is highly recommended.
On career that is should be mentioned in addition to special forces is that of a Navy Seal. There are only a select number of BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition Seal Training) candidates per year. Training is located in Coronado CA and approximately six months long. That is of course, if you do not become injured and have to ‘row back’ to the next class. Needless to say, Seal team members deserve and receive additional pay for ‘jumps’ and ‘explosives’. To qualify for BUDS you must first past a qualifying test consisting of running, swimming and pull ups. Not an easy task nor for the faint at heart. However if you’re so lucky to graduate Navy BUDS training, the benefits will last forever.
Michael rinaudo says
Please let me know what dose it take to be a Systems Operator and Maintainer of Satellite Communications Systems tech.
alex cutler says
special forces candidate
Tim Fender says
i am in high school looking into the military for my future. want to go to collage.
but i dont know what branch of the military i want to join or what i want my job to be
Tim Fender get in contact with a recruiter but don’t go strait to navy, marines, or army. Visit them all and see what they have to offer when you find the career you want. I am currently in the process of picking between navy and army for a combat medic but I have yet to decide which is my best option.
@ Adam….. If you decide to go combat medic in the Army then it will be very difficult to make it past e-4. That job is the hardest to get promoted in all of the Army. Ask your recruiter what the promotion points for E-5 are for that MOS and look how many people are currently qualified for promotion, but they can’t get promoted. Up to e-4 is automatic after that there is a point system to get promoted and you can ask your recruiter about that. I hope this helps! A lot of what you see on the pictures and videos aren’t what you actually do on a day to day basis. You really need to do some research.
i have a cousin who was a fire support specialist in the army. he got promoted really fast in less than 3 years. all he had was high school and he also went to art institute in ny
scott i dont know if you remember me but i went to bct with you in fort jackson its feliciano now retired spc feliciano
Hello!! Whats up with Fire Support Specialist?? I am ready to enlist and I talked to my recruiter about getting that MOS just about 2 weeks ago and he said that it is really hard to get it because most of the people stay in that MOS…so is he not telling me the truth? because I will love to have that MOS can someone please reply to this? thank you.
lucas lau says
hey scott what is the different things you do in the e-4 and e-5
Dave Golladay says
Andy in Air Force it was/ is? called Fire Protection Specialist ( fire-fighter). Fire support could be fire-fighter or may have something to do with calling in fire support for artillery. Call a recruiter or look online at job descriptions.
im in high school and looking in to being in the infantry any tips on that
Linda Cytologist says
“CRYPTO-LINGUIST Analyst”. If you score high enough on the ASVAB this is the job you pick! I am an ARMY veteran, joined in 1989 as a reservist and a year later went active duty. Took a break in service for 2 years after my mom died and joined again. LOVED it!….hard work!…but LOTS of rewards! Definitely will not get this experience on civilian side of the house. Linguist is like a translator. All different categories in this job. “Crypto” means in writing. You will take a “D-Lab” test to see if you can pick up a foreign language. If you pass that test, then they send you to Monterey California for school. If you get on as an “Interagator”?…you will go to a few more schools. 🙂 PERFECT job if you want to step out after enlistment into the CIA, FBI, Intelligence fileds. I turned down Linguist school ( I was young and dumb), went medical, laboratory and then applied for CYTOLOGY school (Look for cancer). LOTS of jobs, you can apply for different ones if you find you don’t like the one you chose. Takes a few years to change jobs, but persistance is the key. NEVER take “NO” for an answer. Like other person said. DO YOUR RESEARCH. Talk to someone who is IN…the military first. “IN” the job you are looking at in the BRANCH of service you are looking at. ALL are different. Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines…..for me?….duty assignments and duty stations. JOBS you do…and where you LIVE when you are doing your job. Airforce and Navy have the “SWEETEST” duty locations!!!!!….by FAR!….Navy by the water…Airforce?…just have the cream of the crop locations. Airforce military personnel get treated better. “WE” call them civilians in uniform. 😉 But then again, I say, I was ARMY for close to 15 years. I love/loved the ARMY. HOO-AHH!……wish you the best of luck in all your choices.
Linda Cytologist says
Another thing…medical field?….hard to get promoted in “most’ jobs (MOS’s). ARMY like a pyramid. More people in INFANTRY for example, people get promoted left and right. Young guys promoted to E-5, E-6, E-7 in few years. If Medical job?….it takes ALOT longer. NOT AS MANY people in medical field. NOt as many places to move up due to people staying in their jobs. SOrry to say?…we lose more people in the “INFANTRY” than in the Medical field. Plain math. Lose people?…then that clears a spot for the next person to move up. Promotion points are so, so, so much lower in the INFANTRY than in the Medical MOS’s. An Infantry soldier can get promoted to next grade with as low as 400 points. Maximum points are 900. Medical MOS’s?….I sat at 898 for a very long time, maxed out on just about everything. No promotion. Had to wait for points to drop one, two, five points to get picked up for next higher rank.
Depends on what you are looking for when you join. A career?…promotion?…a job?….benefits?….excitement?…..ability to step out after enlistment and step right into same job on “outside” (civilian world)…pick carefully. If you join Infantry?….what kind of job are you going to do when your enlistment/retirement is up? Does civilian world have jobs for “INFANTRY” guys?….yes…security guards…etc….choose wisely.
Just want to say point only go to 800 max for any MOS just wanted to put that out there so i dont know how you got 898 but good job lol
i dont care if i have to go into infantry or the freaking kictchen what do i have to do to get back into the army with a re-3 seperation code jfx?
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Logan II says
Does anyone know the demand for FMF Navy Corpsman?
Wow they have the two that I really want to do. Cavalry Scout and Infantry(11b). I’m a h.s junior but my moms signing me up this summer once I turn 17
What about Gunners mates in the navy ? and are they considered master at arms ?
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no, your plumbers license means nothing. but you may get a bonus depending on which MOS you choose. I joined as a scout almost 2 years ago exactly, and there was nothing for a bonus. After I get back from Iraq a few months ago, we started getting young new guys who were getting 3-6k, and they’re scouts too. so it’s just going to depend on what the army may need..luck of the draw.
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what job has the most potential to move up the ladder higher and earn money? im ready to join the military just trying to see which force i will join and which mos. Id love to do infantry as the reason im joining is to hope to get deployed and fight Overseas. The other side of me feels it easier to get a civilian job as a fire support? im looking for the best mos to keep getting promoted as fast as possible.
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James Ferreira says
Im surpised that medics aren’t in the top 15 maybe 20? I’m current a EMT civilian and want to be a nurse later on but being a ARMY medic would be nice too. That would look great on a resume. Money shouldn’t be the reason to join the military cause if you pick aomething for money and die you cant enjoy it. You should pick something that you can use after the military. I heard after being active college classes are out the question unless you go take online classes. what has the best medic programs in the military cause everyone is tell me ARMY treats you like dogs I dont mind traveling if I decide one active duty, should I finish school or take a break and come back at 30 after 3 years active to go to school again?
Well, i have an important question for you anyone willing to read… PLEASE REPLY ASAP.
I Received a  on the A.S.V.A.B. i’m planning on joining the U.S. Army after high school…Currently a 17Yr old MALE Senior… I Was enroled in AFJROTC for 2 1/2 years…
But, i plan on being a CALVARY SCOUT which requires an on the ASVAB…
is that an absolute reqirement or is that just hopefull thinking on the army’s behalf…
P>S. im also considering college ROTC before i enlist… but again i’m indecisive to what would be best for my future…
[PLEASE REPLY ASAP] DON’T hesitate to give me some extra pointers and
what to do’s
PREFERABLY A REPLY FROM ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, OR VETERAN MILITANTS…BUT CIVIE REPLIES WILL WORK TOO.
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Colton, Why do you want to be a Calvary Scout and what do you want to achieve in the Army? I will give you some insight when you submit your comments.
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I strongly disagree. The Air Force Pararescue also known as PJ are the toughest around. Navy SEALs have a 70% D.O.R Pararescue has a 90% D.O.R. Pararescue go through more challenging tasks for training and in combat. I can tell you from experience.
i am in Junior High i am Also in ROTC an Theatre and Also Softball i am a girl. people say girls cant firght or do anything and they are wrong i want to Be in this ASAP i loVe ROTC anyways but i dont know if i could
ok so i wanna be in the National Guard. i am in Junior High. ive wanted to be in this for a long while. I am in ROTC an i work very hard. i was told girls never really get to be in it. i hope thats false.i am 13 an i know i have a couple years.
Tessa E says
Im a senior in High school looking to become a marine as soon as i graduate but im not sure what to do for mos should i go into an open contract or would that be a bad idea?
Ace Reyes says
I am currently on the DEP with the Army and the job I wanted and qualified for is 11b (infantryman). But my recruiters didn’t say anything about bonuses, but they did tell me about airborne bonuses.
Is this still currently the 15 high demand jobs ? Im thinking of joing the army marines or navy.
So i want to join the military ( Army or Navy) and the idea is to get experience for law enforcement. Im not a US Citizen but i do have my permanent resident card. I have A BA in criminal justice and i just talked to a recruiter and he told me to chose a job but also that i may not be able to get the jobs that require security clearance since I’m not a US citizen. can any one help me or guide me on what route to take? I’m also married and no kids.
Stephanie v says
My son is 17yrs old he took the asvab and scored a 70 over all his score were high and is able to apply for any job
in military the army is already at my door trying to get me to sign my son wanted to do this since he was 4yrs old it hard with no understanding of how the military works