INDUSTRY:

Business Management & Administration

Business administration military careers offer the opportunity to run and maintain various operations in various service branches.

There are 24 military careers in this industry

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Military Acquisitions and Contracts Managers

Acquisitions and contracts managers are responsible for preparing and coordinating every task involved in the planning, development, and implementation of procurement programs. They provide management, technical expertise, and supervision to ensure successful development of defense acquisition programs and accomplishment of desired outcomes. They are responsible for analyzing purchase requests and performing cost or price analyses. They evaluate contract proposals, award and administer contracts, and evaluate contractor performance.

  • Average Salary:$107,269
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Acquisitions and Contracts Specialists

Acquisitions and contracts specialists negotiate, procure, and process administrative actions necessary to acquire contracted resources. They understand pricing techniques, market trends, and supply sources of goods and services the Military needs to operate. They develop acquisition strategies to ensure cost-effective decisions are made. Acquisitions and contracts specialists serve as business advisors, buyers, and administrators to support all functions of procurement actions.  

  • Average Salary:$107,269
  • Most Common Education: Associate's degree

Military Administrative Support Specialists

Administrative support specialists are responsible for a variety of duties in the office. They make sure that information is recorded, stored, and delivered in order to keep operations running as smoothly as possible. They supervise or perform administrative, clerical, and typing duties. They may also be in charge of scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and organizing any other work-related events.

  • Average Salary:$69,912
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks perform duties related to budgeting, disbursing, and accounting of government funds. They are responsible for maintaining and supporting all financial management processes, including verification and submission of financial reports, payment for travel and commercial vendors, and auditing of pay transactions.

  • Average Salary:$77,606
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Business Operations and Management Analysts

Business operations and management analysts apply business expertise to improve military operations. Using a structured approach to problem solving, these analysts make recommendations to leadership about management techniques that can help reduce waste and inefficiency. They gather and analyze data to develop procedures to improve operational efficiency and manpower utilization. They also evaluate programs, personnel, and equipment through the use of exercises and simulations.

  • Average Salary:$107,653
  • Most Common Education: Master's Degree

Military Business Operations Planning Analysts

Business operations planning analysts apply business expertise to improve military operations. Using analytical tools and techniques, these analysts make recommendations to leadership about management techniques that can help reduce waste and inefficiency. They study current operations and organizations, identify and analyze problems, and develop alternative solutions.

  • Average Salary:$104,670
  • Most Common Education: Master's Degree

Military Business Operations Specialists

Business operations personnel utilize business knowledge to improve military operations. These analysts use evaluative methods to recommend changes to business processes in order to minimize waste and inefficiency. They assess various aspects of operations, such as inventory procurement, accounting systems, and management techniques. They develop and present detailed operational plans to Commanders for approval and implementation.

  • Average Salary:$106,229
  • Most Common Education: Master's Degree

Military Career Counseling/Retention Specialists

Career counseling/retention specialists provide military personnel with consultation and guidance on career exploration by reviewing their interests, education, strengths, and abilities. They support the development and implementation of career information programs and they are responsible for collecting and analyzing retention and attrition data. They provide service members with guidance and motivation in maximizing their career potential, and they provide counseling to transitioning or retiring personnel.

  • Average Salary:$79,218
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Cyber-Operations Officers

Cyber-operations officers oversee both offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in support of the full range of military programs. Offensive operations involve the application of computer power to target the capabilities of enemies and hostile adversaries. Defensive operations involve protecting data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems. Some cyber officers focus on offensive or defensive operations, while others integrate the two to support military operations.  

  • Average Salary:$108,369
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Education Administrators

Education administrators manage personnel development programs and determine training requirements, including program design and execution. They direct the development of learning objectives and lesson plans and oversee all aspects of instructional programs from designing course content to training implementation.

  • Average Salary:$83,324
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree