Careers & Jobs

general qualifications*

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • 17-35 years old
  • Healthy and in good physical condition
  • In good moral standing
  • High school diploma or GED

*Some positions may have additional qualifications

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Help Choosing a Career

With so many jobs available in the Army, you might need some help finding the one that best fits your skills and career goals.

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The Army offers more than 150 different jobs to make you stronger. Browse through by career categories to find a job that matches your interest or experience.

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Army STEM

If you have a particular aptitude for science, technology, engineering or mathematics, there are many Army careers and jobs that will put your analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities to the test.

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Army ROTC

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) enables students to enroll in elective leadership and military courses at colleges and universities in addition to their required courses. Upon graduation, ROTC cadets are commissioned as Army second lieutenants.

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Army Reserve

As a civilian and a Soldier, you’ll continue your career or education while training close to home and standing ready to serve with your valuable job skills.

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Specialized Careers

Looking for an Army career that fits your specific career goals? If you are interested in law, healthcare, seminary, or any number of career paths, the Army has a place for you.

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Become an Officer

Honor, integrity and personal courage are three of the values Army officers embody. Today's officers set the standard. They serve our nation with distinction during peace and war. There are four paths to becoming an officer in the Army.

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Army Civilian Careers

Army civilians have served alongside Soldiers since 1775 and remain a critical part of the Army team.

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2ND LIEUTENANT. MARTHA MORALES - DENTAL STUDENT

Since I was five

My name is Martha Morales. I'm a Second Lieutenant in the Army. I have an HPSP dental scholarship, and I'm currently a student at the University of Illinois, at the Chicago College of Dentistry. The Army is paying for three out of my four years of dental school.

I've always wanted to be a dentist ever since I was five years old, but I've also always had an appreciation for the military, and I respect people who give back to their country. With this scholarship, I'm able to do both, serve my country and practice the profession that I love so much.

Practicing dentistry in the Army is just like practicing dentistry on the outside, except for in the Army you work in a group practice with other doctors, so you can learn from them, and also if you need to leave, and take a vacation or something, you know your patients are going to be taken care of.

The Army has the most advanced dental technology out there. If it's new and it's good, then the Army's going to have it.

They do a lot of implants, which is a new thing in dentistry.

And I'm really excited about implants because it replaces the missing tooth, and it matches the missing natural tooth that was lost.

This machine right here is a panoramic machine that takes digital radiographs. And digital radiographs is another thing that is very current in dentistry.

When I visit Army facilities, especially their workout facilities, I notice that they're really well equipped, and it's really exciting to know that I have access to all the equipment they have to offer.