Military Office and Administrative Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Office and administrative managers operate as general managers, directing functions like duty assignments, budgeting, and record keeping. They develop work methods and direct preparation of procedural manuals. Some specialize by functional area, such as facilities management and legal.

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Work Environment

Office and administrative managers normally work in offices on military bases or aboard ships.

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

  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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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.

Military Status

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

Military Workforce

Office and Administrative Managers in the Military

12,267

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Salary

Average Salary

$100,792

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 33%
  • Bachelor's degree 24%
  • Some college 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 13%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Master's degree 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

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. Job training for office and administrative managers primarily consists of classroom instruction and 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.

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Knowledge

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

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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