Civilian to Military Occupation Translator

Are you an employer looking to hire skilled and talented veterans or military members? 
This tool will help you know what military experience to look for by matching your job opening to military careers that use similar skills.  

You will see the valuable skills gained from job titles in the Marines, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy.

Just enter your civilian job title below.
  • Architecture and Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technologists & Technicians
    • Architects
    • Architectural & Civil Drafters
    • Bioengineers & Biomedical Engineers
    • Civil Engineering Technologists & Technicians
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologists & Technicians
    • Electrical & Electronics Drafters
    • Electro-Mechanical & Mechatronics Technologists & Technicians
    • Electronics Engineers
    • Environmental Engineering Technologists & Technicians
    • Environmental Engineers
    • Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
    • Geodetic Surveyors
    • Health & Safety Engineers
    • Human Factors Engineers & Ergonomists
    • Industrial Engineering Technologists & Technicians
    • Industrial Engineers
    • Marine Engineers & Naval Architects
    • Materials Engineers
    • Mechanical Engineering Technologists & Technicians
    • Mechanical Engineers
    • Mechatronics Engineers
    • Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
    • Nuclear Engineers
    • Nuclear Technicians
    • Petroleum Engineers
    • Photonics Engineers
    • Photonics Technicians
    • Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
    • Robotics Engineers
    • Robotics Technicians
    • Surveying & Mapping Technicians
    • Surveyors
    • Transportation Engineers
    • Water/Wastewater Engineers
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
    • Audio & Video Technicians
    • Broadcast Announcers & Radio Disc Jockeys
    • Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Film
    • First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment & Recreation Workers
    • First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
    • Media Programming Directors
    • Media Technical Directors/Managers
    • Music Directors & Composers
    • Musicians & Singers
    • News Analysts, Reporters, & Journalists
    • Photographers
    • Producers & Directors
    • Public Relations Specialists
    • Sound Engineering Technicians
    • Special Effects Artists & Animators
    • Talent Directors
    • Technical Writers
    • Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials
    • Writers & Authors
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
    • First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers
    • First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers
    • Pest Control Workers
    • Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators, Vegetation
  • Business and Financial Operations
    • Accountants & Auditors
    • Billing & Posting Clerks
    • Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators
    • Cost Estimators
    • Customs Brokers
    • Environmental Compliance Inspectors
    • Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers
    • Farm Labor Contractors
    • Financial & Investment Analysts
    • Financial Examiners
    • Financial Quantitative Analysts
    • Financial Risk Specialists
    • Fraud Examiners, Investigators & Analysts
    • Government Property Inspectors & Investigators
    • Human Resources Specialists
    • Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
    • Labor Relations Specialists
    • Logisticians
    • Logistics Analysts
    • Logistics Engineers
    • Management Analysts
    • Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists
    • Meeting, Convention, & Event Planners
    • Purchasing Agents
    • Regulatory Affairs Specialists
    • Security Management Specialists
    • Sustainability Specialists
    • Tax Preparers
    • Training & Development Specialists
  • Community and Social Service
    • Clergy
    • Community Health Workers
    • Directors, Religious Activities & Education
    • Educational, Guidance, & Career Counselors & Advisors
    • Healthcare Social Workers
    • Marriage & Family Therapists
    • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers
    • Mental Health Counselors
    • Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists
    • Rehabilitation Counselors
    • Social & Human Service Assistants
    • Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors
  • Computer and Mathematical
    • Clinical Data Managers
    • Computer & Information Research Scientists
    • Computer Network Architects
    • Computer Network Support Specialists
    • Computer Programmers
    • Computer Systems Analysts
    • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
    • Computer User Support Specialists
    • Data Warehousing Specialists
    • Database Administrators
    • Database Architects
    • Document Management Specialists
    • Geographic Information Systems Technologists & Technicians
    • Information Security Analysts
    • Information Technology Project Managers
    • Mathematicians
    • Network & Computer Systems Administrators
    • Operations Research Analysts
    • Software Developers
    • Software Quality Assurance Analysts & Testers
    • Statisticians
    • Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
    • Web & Digital Interface Designers
    • Web Administrators
    • Web Developers
  • Construction and Extraction
    • Carpenters
    • Construction & Building Inspectors
    • Construction Laborers
    • Continuous Mining Machine Operators
    • Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas
    • Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers
    • Earth Drillers
    • Electricians
    • Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters
    • Fence Erectors
    • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
    • Floor Sanders & Finishers
    • Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
    • Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, & Tile & Marble Setters
    • Helpers--Carpenters
    • Helpers--Electricians
    • Helpers--Extraction Workers
    • Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons
    • Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
    • Helpers--Roofers
    • Highway Maintenance Workers
    • Insulation Workers, Mechanical
    • Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
    • Painters, Construction & Maintenance
    • Paving, Surfacing, & Tamping Equipment Operators
    • Pile Driver Operators
    • Pipelayers
    • Plasterers & Stucco Masons
    • Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
    • Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators
    • Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
    • Rock Splitters, Quarry
    • Roofers
    • Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas
    • Segmental Pavers
    • Septic Tank Servicers & Sewer Pipe Cleaners
    • Service Unit Operators, Oil & Gas
    • Sheet Metal Workers
    • Solar Energy Installation Managers
    • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
    • Solar Thermal Installers & Technicians
    • Stonemasons
    • Structural Iron & Steel Workers
    • Tapers
    • Terrazzo Workers & Finishers
    • Weatherization Installers & Technicians
  • Education, Training, and Library
    • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Curators
    • Elementary School Teachers
    • Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
    • English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Health Education Specialists
    • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
    • History Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Instructional Coordinators
    • Librarians & Media Collections Specialists
    • Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Middle School Teachers
    • Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Preschool Teachers
    • Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Secondary School Teachers
    • Self-Enrichment Teachers
    • Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary
    • Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, & Secondary School
    • Teaching Assistants, Special Education
    • Tutors
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
    • Animal Breeders
    • Animal Caretakers
    • First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers
    • Fishing & Hunting Workers
    • Forest & Conservation Workers
    • Log Graders & Scalers
  • Food Preparation and Serving Related
    • Cooks, Fast Food
    • Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria
    • Cooks, Private Household
    • Cooks, Restaurant
    • Cooks, Short Order
    • Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers
    • Fast Food & Counter Workers
    • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers
    • Food Preparation Workers
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • Critical Care Nurses
    • Cytotechnologists
    • Dental Hygienists
    • Dentists, General
    • Dermatologists
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
    • Dietetic Technicians
    • Dietitians & Nutritionists
    • Emergency Medical Technicians
    • Exercise Physiologists
    • Family Medicine Physicians
    • General Internal Medicine Physicians
    • Health Informatics Specialists
    • Health Information Technologists & Medical Registrars
    • Hearing Aid Specialists
    • Histology Technicians
    • Histotechnologists
    • Hospitalists
    • Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
    • Low Vision Therapists, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, & Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
    • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians
    • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
    • Medical Records Specialists
    • Midwives
    • Music Therapists
    • Neurodiagnostic Technologists
    • Neurologists
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
    • Nurse Anesthetists
    • Nurse Midwives
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
    • Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
    • Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
    • Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
    • Ophthalmologists
    • Opticians, Dispensing
    • Optometrists
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Orthodontists
    • Orthopedic Surgeons
    • Orthoptists
    • Orthotists & Prosthetists
    • Paramedics
    • Pediatric Surgeons
    • Pediatricians, General
    • Pharmacists
    • Pharmacy Technicians
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians
    • Physical Therapists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Physicians, Pathologists
    • Podiatrists
    • Preventive Medicine Physicians
    • Prosthodontists
    • Psychiatric Technicians
    • Psychiatrists
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Radiologic Technologists & Technicians
    • Radiologists
    • Registered Nurses
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Speech-Language Pathologists
    • Sports Medicine Physicians
    • Surgical Assistants
    • Surgical Technologists
    • Urologists
    • Veterinarians
    • Veterinary Technologists & Technicians
  • Healthcare Support
    • Dental Assistants
    • Endoscopy Technicians
    • Home Health Aides
    • Medical Assistants
    • Medical Equipment Preparers
    • Medical Transcriptionists
    • Nursing Assistants
    • Occupational Therapy Aides
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Orderlies
    • Pharmacy Aides
    • Phlebotomists
    • Physical Therapist Aides
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Psychiatric Aides
    • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
    • Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
    • Audiovisual Equipment Installers & Repairers
    • Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics
    • Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
    • Coin, Vending, & Amusement Machine Servicers & Repairers
    • Control & Valve Installers & Repairers
    • Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment
    • Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
    • Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay
    • Elevator & Escalator Installers & Repairers
    • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
    • Geothermal Technicians
    • Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
    • Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers
    • Home Appliance Repairers
    • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    • Locksmiths & Safe Repairers
    • Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
    • Maintenance Workers, Machinery
    • Manufactured Building & Mobile Home Installers
    • Mechanical Door Repairers
    • Medical Equipment Repairers
    • Millwrights
    • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
    • Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians
    • Motorcycle Mechanics
    • Musical Instrument Repairers & Tuners
    • Outdoor Power Equipment & Other Small Engine Mechanics
    • Radio, Cellular, & Tower Equipment Installers & Repairers
    • Rail Car Repairers
    • Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
    • Riggers
    • Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers
    • Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
    • Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers
    • Tire Repairers & Changers
    • Wind Turbine Service Technicians
  • Legal
    • Court Reporters & Simultaneous Captioners
    • Court, Municipal, & License Clerks
    • Judicial Law Clerks
    • Lawyers
    • Legal Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
    • Paralegals & Legal Assistants
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
    • Anthropologists & Archeologists
    • Bioinformatics Scientists
    • Biological Technicians
    • Biologists
    • Chemical Technicians
    • Chemists
    • Clinical & Counseling Psychologists
    • Clinical Neuropsychologists
    • Environmental Economists
    • Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health
    • Environmental Scientists & Specialists, Including Health
    • Epidemiologists
    • Food Science Technicians
    • Food Scientists & Technologists
    • Forensic Science Technicians
    • Forest & Conservation Technicians
    • Geneticists
    • Geographers
    • Geological Technicians
    • Geoscientists
    • Historians
    • Hydrologists
    • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
    • Medical Scientists
    • Microbiologists
    • Neuropsychologists
    • Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
    • Physicists
    • Quality Control Analysts
    • Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists
    • Remote Sensing Technicians
    • School Psychologists
    • Survey Researchers
    • Transportation Planners
  • Management
    • Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes
    • Compliance Managers
    • Compliance Officers
    • Computer & Information Systems Managers
    • Construction Managers
    • Education & Childcare Administrators, Preschool & Daycare
    • Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary
    • Education Administrators, Postsecondary
    • Emergency Management Directors
    • Facilities Managers
    • Financial Managers
    • Fitness & Wellness Coordinators
    • Food Service Managers
    • Fundraising Managers
    • Funeral Home Managers
    • Gambling Managers
    • General & Operations Managers
    • Geothermal Production Managers
    • Human Resources Managers
    • Hydroelectric Production Managers
    • Industrial Production Managers
    • Lodging Managers
    • Loss Prevention Managers
    • Marketing Managers
    • Medical & Health Services Managers
    • Natural Sciences Managers
    • Postmasters & Mail Superintendents
    • Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers
    • Public Relations Managers
    • Purchasing Managers
    • Quality Control Systems Managers
    • Sales Managers
    • Security Managers
    • Social & Community Service Managers
    • Supply Chain Managers
    • Training & Development Managers
    • Treasurers & Controllers
    • Water Resource Specialists
  • Office and Administrative Support
    • Credit Authorizers, Checkers, & Clerks
    • Dispatchers
    • Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
    • Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
    • File Clerks
    • First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers
    • Freight Forwarders
    • Gambling Cage Workers
    • Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks
    • Human Resources Assistants
    • Interviewers
    • Library Assistants, Clerical
    • Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators
    • Medical Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
    • Meter Readers, Utilities
    • New Accounts Clerks
    • Office Clerks, General
    • Office Machine Operators
    • Order Clerks
    • Patient Representatives
    • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
    • Postal Service Clerks
    • Postal Service Mail Carriers
    • Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, & Processing Machine Operators
    • Procurement Clerks
    • Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
    • Proofreaders & Copy Markers
    • Receptionists & Information Clerks
    • Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents & Travel Clerks
    • Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
    • Shipping, Receiving, & Inventory Clerks
    • Statistical Assistants
    • Stockers & Order Fillers
    • Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
    • Telephone Operators
    • Tellers
    • Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping
    • Word Processors & Typists
  • Personal Care and Service
    • Barbers
    • Childcare Workers
    • Concierges
    • Embalmers
    • Exercise Trainers & Group Fitness Instructors
    • First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
    • Funeral Attendants
    • Morticians, Undertakers, & Funeral Arrangers
    • Motion Picture Projectionists
    • Nannies
    • Passenger Attendants
    • Personal Care Aides
    • Recreation Workers
    • Residential Advisors
    • Skincare Specialists
    • Travel Guides
  • Production
    • Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
    • Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
    • Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
    • Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
    • Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
    • Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
    • Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders
    • Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Gas Plant Operators
    • Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Helpers--Production Workers
    • Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
    • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
    • Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers
    • Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic
    • Machinists
    • Medical Appliance Technicians
    • Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
    • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
    • Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers
    • Photographic Process Workers & Processing Machine Operators
    • Plating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
    • Power Distributors & Dispatchers
    • Power Plant Operators
    • Prepress Technicians & Workers
    • Pressers, Textile, Garment, & Related Materials
    • Print Binding & Finishing Workers
    • Printing Press Operators
    • Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
    • Sewers, Hand
    • Sewing Machine Operators
    • Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
    • Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
    • Team Assemblers
    • Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
    • Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
    • Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters
    • Tool & Die Makers
    • Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
    • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators
    • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers
    • Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
  • Protective Service
    • Crossing Guards & Flaggers
    • Customs & Border Protection Officers
    • Detectives & Criminal Investigators
    • Fire Inspectors & Investigators
    • Firefighters
    • First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting & Prevention Workers
    • Gambling Surveillance Officers & Gambling Investigators
    • Intelligence Analysts
    • Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
    • Parking Enforcement Workers
    • Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
    • Police Identification & Records Officers
    • Private Detectives & Investigators
    • Public Safety Telecommunicators
    • Retail Loss Prevention Specialists
    • Security Guards
    • Transit & Railroad Police
    • Transportation Security Screeners
  • Sales and Related
    • Cashiers
    • Counter & Rental Clerks
    • First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
    • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
    • Parts Salespersons
    • Real Estate Sales Agents
    • Retail Salespersons
    • Travel Agents
    • Wholesale & Retail Buyers
  • Transportation and Material Moving
    • Ambulance Drivers & Attendants
    • Bus Drivers, School
    • Captains, Mates, & Pilots of Water Vessels
    • Crane & Tower Operators
    • Driver/Sales Workers
    • Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
    • First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand
    • First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators
    • First-Line Supervisors of Passenger Attendants
    • Flight Attendants
    • Gas Compressor & Gas Pumping Station Operators
    • Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
    • Hoist & Winch Operators
    • Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
    • Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
    • Light Truck Drivers
    • Locomotive Engineers
    • Machine Feeders & Offbearers
    • Motorboat Operators
    • Packers & Packagers, Hand
    • Pump Operators
    • Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, & Hostlers
    • Railroad Brake, Signal, & Switch Operators & Locomotive Firers
    • Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters
    • Recycling Coordinators
    • Sailors & Marine Oilers
    • Ship Engineers
    • Shuttle Drivers & Chauffeurs
    • Subway & Streetcar Operators
    • Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
    • Taxi Drivers
    • Transportation Inspectors
    • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors
    • Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers

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