Train for the Career You Want
The Army gives you world-class career training, allowing you to develop the tools, skills, and experience needed to
reach your full potential.
- You’ll learn everything you need to succeed in your Army job
- Gain in-demand job skills and experience for your future
- Grow through leadership training and education opportunities
The Army Job Training Advantage
The Army allows you to advance your career with specialized training. After completing Basic Training, most Soldiers attend an Advanced Individual Training (AIT) school where they learn the technical skills needed for their specific Army job.
17 Schools, 200+ Job Specialties
There are 17 different AIT schools that train Soldiers in more than 200 jobs—many of which exist in the civilian sector such as engineering, aviation, finance, intelligence, and more.
The skills and knowledge you gain through field training and classroom study will prepare you to take on your Army job with confidence.
Valuable Work Ethic
Training helps you develop discipline and work ethic, skills you can use no matter what path you take in life.
Advanced Training & Education for Your Future
Advanced training and education are offered to all Soldiers, giving you highly valued, desirable skills that keep you mission-ready. If you plan to take on more responsibility, rise in rank, and follow your ambition, or are interested in job accreditations and certificates, we have opportunities available to you.
Gain Skills Companies Need
The job experience you'll gain here makes you more than a great Soldier—it makes you a great candidate for your next career.
Common Questions About Army Job Training
How long does Army job training last?
Your Army job, or MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), determines which school you’ll attend and for how long. There are 17 different AIT schools, and you’ll be sent to the school that specializes in your assigned job.
AIT can last between four to 52 weeks, depending on the skills you’ll need to develop before reporting to duty.
Do Officers receive job training?
Yes. Every Soldier receives job training for their assigned MOS. Additionally, leadership training is available to all recruits. Officers attend specialized training called The Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) where they mentally and physically prepare for success as leaders in the Army.
Does the Army offer guidance in career development?
Yes. Career counselors in the Army are non-commissioned Officers available to assist you. They can help you find an MOS to match your career objectives and provide career growth and developmental assistance.
Can you switch career paths while in the Army?
While it is possible to change from your current job to a new job, you are encouraged to find other opportunities for career change, such as working for promotions or enlisting as an Officer. You are able to request a specialty reassignment by filling out a reclassification request form.