Recruiting Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Recruiting managers perform and coordinate functions involved in the selection of new recruits in the Military. They are responsible for receiving, orienting, interviewing, and processing applicants for enlistment in the Armed Forces. They liaise with educators and other officials promoting the image of the Military and supporting military personnel procurement.

Work Environment

Recruiting managers usually work in offices.

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

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Employment Services
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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

Recruiting Managers in the Military

15,111

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Salary

Average Salary

$77,131

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 73%
  • Master's degree 8%
  • Post baccalaureate 8%
  • Some college 4%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Recruiting managers may have an education background in human resources. Job training for recruiting managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Evaluating prospectsProcessing recruitsMarketingPublic speakingSocial networking

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Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical

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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