Recruiters

Military Career

General Information

Description

Recruiters perform all tasks related to the application process. They participate in promotional events, interviews, and consultations related to potential enlistments. They provide applicants with all the necessary information related to enlisting and they prepare enlistment reports. They maintain statistics on recruiting programs and maintain administrative records. They serve as liaison with high schools, colleges, and industry officials, and they participate in community activities, such as state ceremonies and fundraising drives.    

Work Environment

Recruiters work in local recruiting offices, on high school campuses and career centers, and in local communities. They may travel often.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Employment Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Recruiters in the Military

11,203

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Salary

Average Salary

$72,417

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 46%
  • Some college 28%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • High school 8%
  • Master's degree 3%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training.  Recruiters in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience.

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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