While it might seem like Field Artillery does not translate to an exact after military job, the skills you gain from working in this MOS will help you find something after military life is over.

Jobs For Veterans After The Military For Field Artillery

Army Field Artillery MOS

In the Army, the Field Artillery MOS includes:

  • Cannon Crewmember MOS 13B
  • Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist MOS 13D
  • Fire Support Specialist MOS 13F
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist MOS 13P
  • Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator MOS 13R
  • Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember MOS 13T
  • Field Artillery Senior Sergeant MOS 13Z

Marine Corps Field Artillery MOS

In the Marine Corps, the Field Artillery MOS includes:

  • Field Artillery Cannoneer MOS 0811
  • High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) MOS 0814
  • Field Artillery Radar Operator MOS 0842
  • Field Artillery Fire Control Marine MOS 0844
  • Artillery Meteorological Marine MOS 0847
  • Field Artillery Operations Marine MOS 0848
  • Fire Support Marines MOS 0861

You find the Field Artillery MOS mainly in the Army and the Marine Corps.

The main job of the Field Artillery MOS is to support the infantry and tank units in combat by providing effective fire support on enemy troops and vehicles. In addition to that, job duties could have included operating firefinder radar, and other systems, establishing and maintaining radio and wire communications, constructing bunkers and similar areas, maintaining firefinder radar, identifying targets, and operating different types of vehicles.

If you are in this MOS and curious about what you can do when you ETS, take a look at these job descriptions to see if anything will work for you.

Cartographer

Becoming a cartographer after being in Field Artillery can be a smart choice. As a cartographer you would use different types of geological data to create maps. You would also do data collection in the field and use GPS, CAD programs, and specialised mapping software. You may have experience from when you were in the military, using computers to report and interpret findings.

In order to work as a cartographer, you will need to have a bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, or related majors. Some states might also require a state licence. You can work as a cartographer in government, education, and the private sector.

According to Salary.com, the average salary of a cartographer is $50,857 as of April 29th, 2019.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

If you worked in Field Artillery maintenance while in the military, working as an industrial machinery mechanic can be a good choice. Your experience with paying attention to detail and with testing, operating, and troubleshooting machinery can help you in this post-military career. As an industrial machinery mechanic you would work on machine maintenance, diagnosis, and repair broken machinery and factory equipment. You would also need to know about how to follow safety precautions and use protective gear.

In order to work in this type of job, you should have your high school degree and a certificate or even a two-year degree in industrial maintenance or something similar. Most employers will be looking for this type of education. You should be able to find a job working in a factory, a power plant, or a construction site. Some can even work on call, or nights and weekends.

According to Glassdoor.com, the average salary of a Industrial Machinery Mechanics is $44,742 as of April 12th, 2019.

Delivery Driver

Having experience with operating different type of vehicles can be good for a job as a delivery driver. There are many different options for being a delivery driver. You can deliver household products or items that people have ordered, you can bring food or drinks to restaurants and grocery stores, or transport supplies people or businesses use on a regular basis. In addition to driving, delivery drivers will need to follow routes, load, unload, prepare and inspect cargo, and even collect payments.

You can get a delivery driver job without a degree, however, many companies do require at least a high school degree or GED. You will need to have a driver’s licence and a clean driving record. Having your CDL can be a big plus. You can go to school for a few months to earn your commercial driver’s license and expand the amount of jobs you can qualify for. Some states also waiver the CDL skills test for veterans. You can work for many different types of companies, or even for yourself. If you just need a part-time job, you can also find work as a delivery driver.

According to Salary.com, the average salary of a Delivery Driver is $41,400 as of April 29th, 2019.

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician

During your time in Field Artillery, you may have discovered a love for working in radio communication. If so, you might be interested in a post-military career as a Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician. Your work environment may look very different, but you can use a lot of the skills you had been using in the military in your civilian work. A Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician will set up, operate and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings and movies.

In order to work in this type of job, you should have at least a certificate or a two-year degree in a relevant subject such as engineering, computers, or communications. You can work as a Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician for radio, television, movies, recording studios, hotels, areenas, offices or even schools.

According to Glassdoor.com, the average salary of a Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician is $66,198 as of May 3, 2019. 

Knowing exactly what to do after military life is over can be difficult, but these jobs might be just the direction you are looking to go. Figure out the skills you have that you want to continue using and start there. Finding an after-military job using skills you learned in the military is a plus.

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