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Military Skills Translator: Army Infantryman

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If you're an Army infantry veteran (Field 11B) looking for a job, check out your skills and the civilian jobs they're suited for, based on the Military.com Skills Translator.

Army, Field 11B, Infantryman

One of the biggest barriers to searching for jobs is understanding how the skills you learned in the military translate to the civilian workforce. Military.com features a powerful tool that breaks down the unique abilities inherent to any military occupational specialty (MOS) and tells you what keywords and terms to use in your resume, as well as suggested job openings.

Your Skills Breakdown:

  • Advanced First Aid
  • Blueprints/Technical Diagrams
  • Driving/Maneuvering Skills
  • Firearm and Explosives Handling

Civilian Job Suggestions:

Technical Supervisor Technical supervisors are responsible for overseeing operations, and ensuring that everything is up to spec. This job covers a variety of functions such as quality assurance, customer service, and hardware.

Maintenance Technician Buildings require constant maintenance, whether it's the plumbing, electricity, or any other miscellaneous issue that can crop up. Maintenance technicians make sure that a building, whatever its function, is operational around the clock and serves its designated function.

Mechanic -- Anyone who loves working with cars and fixing problems should consider becoming a mechanic. Identifying issues, creating solutions, and ultimately fixing a car can be very satisfying. This job requires extensive knowledge about the workings of automobiles and a knack for working with machinery.

Police Officer – Police officers are responsible for keeping the peace and enforcing the law. It's not an easy job, but military experience will help prepare any individual for the rigors of law enforcement duty. Police departments tend to favor military veterans, so anyone in the process of transition should strongly consider this option.  For more about law enforcement and security careers, check out Military.com's Law Enforcement section.

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