Working Overview

Jobs vary in type of work and responsibility, yet each is essential to accomplishing the overall mission of defending our country. In this section, explore the different types of career opportunities available to service members, learn about the compensation they can expect to receive, find out how to transfer careers to the civilian sector and more.

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Service in a National Guard or Reserve Component

Today’s Military comprises five Service branches, each with active-duty and part-time components. Part-time duty includes five Reserve and two Guard components. Location, mission and service commitments vary greatly, though all are on the same rank-based pay scale.

  • Army Reserve
  • Army National Guard
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Air National Guard
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Career Fields & Profiles

Choosing a career takes careful consideration. Below, start exploring our Career Fields & Profiles section to find jobs that fit your skill set and interests.

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Differences between Enlisted & Officer Careers

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