Today I’ll review the five best Army jobs, or the best MOSs in the United States Army, for those of you who want to join the Army or someone who’s already in the Army and is like, “Man, did I make a mistake? Did I pick the wrong MOS? Should I pick one of these?” Well, that’s what we’re here to cover.
These are five of the best jobs in the United States Army, according to my experience; the order may vary based on your interests and certain other people’s interests.
These are five of the ones that are the best, and you may disagree with these or have some different ones, and that’s fine.
You could compare what you think are the best MOS in the Army and the best jobs in the Army compared to mine and give some feedback in the comments section; also, check out the comprehensive MOS list here.
17 Charlie MOS – Cyber Operations Specialist
The first one I got on the list is a 17 Charlie, a cyber operations specialist; this is a tough MOS to get into, but I’ve heard of some soldiers getting it. It is a challenge.
The Army AIT (Advanced Individual Training) and the training that goes along with it are tough.
- It’s very lengthy as well.
- It takes a long time.
- It’s like about a year of training.
But this MOS can be excellent, especially for someone who wants to use this knowledge in the civilian world.
That’s how many of these MOSs on my list are, but they would also be great just because of the value you get from getting this education for free from the Army.
Some people pay a lot of money to get the educational requirements for this job because this job is very needed in today’s society with the internet and companies that are very worried about cyber attacks.
People hack into their servers and networks to get vital information. And people need these individuals in the workforce.
Companies are willing to pay pretty big money for people to be able to prevent hackers from getting a hold of their database and leaking customer information, confidential information, or whatever the case may be, and the military is no different.
So this job in the Army is essential to preventing any enemy from being able to hack the servers or any other kind of information and to keeping away any cyberattack.
It can also be an entertaining MOS, especially if you’re a techie. With the experience you’ve gained in the Army, a minimum of six years in this MOS can help you get an excellent private civilian job.
91 Bravo MOS – Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
The second on my list is a 91 Bravo, a wheeled vehicle mechanic. Again, this MOS is very lengthy. This is the MOS I was initially going to try to join the Army with, but because I have partial color blindness, I was disqualified from it.
It’s a very tough job for individuals in the Army. I know many soldiers in this MOS; they had a lot of late nights doing maintenance on vehicles, especially when on deployment, because you have to make sure these vehicles are up and running for the next day’s missions.
These are excellent mechanical skills you’re learning in the Army that can transfer into the civilian world, depending on how far into your army career you go with this MOS.
You can even open your own automotive shop once you leave the Army. Then, you can get either an automotive job or work at a local automotive place.
There are some soldiers that I know that got great government jobs working on vehicles for the government, and it was pretty rewarding because they were able to directly transfer those skills from the Army to working with gasoline vehicles for gas engines and all the other kinds of components of a wheeled vehicle in the civilian world.
25 Bravo MOS – Information Technology (IT) Specialists
Number three on my list is 25 Bravo MOS, an information technology specialist. This is an IT field in the Army. These are soldiers who work with servers and other high-level IT equipment. I know some soldiers in the Army who did this. They got out and did IT in the civilian world, which can pay well.
There are some soldiers that I worked with who went on to great jobs, especially working with the military, which pays anywhere from a hundred thousand dollars or more.
If you are good at what you do and know your stuff, you can land an excellent job with the information you have or all the skills you learned in the Army. Plus, it also gives you many of the certificates you may need.
You can get those while in the Army, and the Army will pay for them. So, you could build up, let’s say, whatever amount of years you do in the Army, build up all these certificates and keep up to date with them, get out, and now you have all these IT certificates that a lot of employers really want for their IT staff and probably pay pretty well for that.
68 Charlie MOS – Practical Nursing Specialist
The fourth on the list is 68 Charlie, a practical nursing specialist. And you may be thinking, What about a 68 whiskey, Combat Medic?” Many people mention 68 Whiskey for individuals wanting to enter the medical field.
Here are the significant differences between a 68 Whiskey and a 68 Charlie.
68 Whiskeys are combat medics. They are primarily for soldiers receiving a gunshot wound, getting injured from a blast, or something else in a combat zone.
These individuals are embedded with infantry units and other different MOSs and units to provide first aid and trauma treatment on the battlefield when that happens.
Now, those 68 Whiskeys also work in the aid station, the medical place back on the base, but their primary job is for those kinds of trauma situations.
Soldiers have serious injuries that must be treated to save their lives. So, your 68 Charlie will also learn how to treat them, but they’re more specifically for soldiers in the hospital.
So, if you specifically want to work in a hospital, this is a better MOS for you to have that kind of experience of being more of a nurse because you’re going to do more than bandage people up and try to save their lives.
68 Charlie also works with pregnant women. But, again, you’re working with individuals who have to do standard checkups.
This directly translates into the civilian world for someone who wants to work in a hospital as a nurse; you also receive many certificates, such as CPR.
You might still have to do some schooling because only some things transfer over. But, still, it gives you more of that experience of being in a hospital environment compared to a trauma-type climate.
42 Alpha MOS – Human Resources Specialist
The last one is number five on my list, and some people may hate individuals in this MOS. But, still, your 42 Alpha, your human resources specialist, is the reason why I say some people hate these people in the Army.
These are people that work in, like, S1; these are soldiers that are in charge of making sure they keep your leave packet, fixing your pay issues, and all that kind of stuff.
But it’s on this list because that is a very real thing in the civilian world that companies need.
Companies need people to be able to fix their employees’ pay problems, make sure they’re updated on training, and make sure that everything is processed correctly for their employees.
The skills you learn in the Army can translate to the civilian world as an HR individual, which has some good-paying jobs depending on your experience and knowledge in that HR field.
So, it’s not wasted on simply fixing soldiers’ pay. That’s a real issue that people have in the civilian world, having to make sure that their pay is being done correctly, their benefits are being processed properly, all of that stuff, and employers need HR individuals to be able to take care of their employees.
Best Army MOS Jobs Summary
There are a lot of other great jobs out there, too. But if I were to pick five, these are the ones that I would choose. So many courses come close, and you’re like, “Man, what about this one? What about that one?” I want your guys’ input in the comment section below, though.
There’s a real possibility that these five are different from the five you thought I would mention and not the same five you would put on your list.
What would your list be? Do you agree with many of these? Are there certain ones you would like to swap out with a different MOS? I’d love to hear about that down in the comment section.”