By the U.S. Army
When many students consider careers in CTE, they may not realize how many options are available to them. Did you know the U.S. Army offers approximately 200 specialized careers? These different options span a variety of fields, and a large number of them provide a clear path to a civilian CTE career after completing service. With the classroom and on-the-job training provided by the Army, young people can gain the sought-after skills necessary to compete in many different industries.
Below are a few Army careers, also known as Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) that are in high demand over the next several years. Career-minded students can explore these and other MOSs on GoArmy.com.
#1: Cyber Operations Specialist (17C)
Cyber Operations Specialists execute defensive and offensive cyberspace operations—in short, a Cyber Operations Specialist collects data and protects our Nation against cyber attacks.
Civilian Career Options: The skills cyber operations specialists learn help them prepare for careers in certain government agencies, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies. As technology continues to evolve, this career path can keep students interested in tech-focused careers on the cutting edge.
#2: Cardiovascular Specialist (68N)
Cardiovascular Specialists assist with the management of cardiac clinics and perform specialized, invasive and noninvasive cardiac tests and examinations.
Civilian Career Options: Cardiovascular Specialists receive training that prepares them for careers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. Some options include careers as cardiovascular technicians, medical assistants or physician’s aides.
#3: Air Traffic Control Equipment Repair (94D)
Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairers perform or supervise maintenance and installation of air traffic control communication technology, navigation aids and landing systems.
Civilian Career Options: Soldiers in this MOS have the training to pursue careers with commercial airline companies, manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms, and other employers.
#4: Computer/Detection Systems Repair (94F)
Computer/Detection Systems Repairers perform maintenance and repair on a variety of critical systems and equipment, including microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, field artillery digital devices, GPS receivers, night vision devices/equipment and laser and fiber optic systems.
Civilian Career Options: The skills learned by Computer/Detection Systems Repairers are widely applicable to careers with a multitude of IT employers, including manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms and commercial airline companies, as well as government offices including the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Weather Service.
Interested in learning more about careers in the U.S. Army? Your local recruiter and Education Services Specialist are available to answer any questions. Or, if you prefer to begin research on your own, there are a multitude of resources available to you online. Visit goarmy.com and ArmyEdSpace.com to learn more about careers in the U.S. Army.