Tell Us About Your Technical Skills and We'll Guess Which Military Job Is Right for You

By: Talin Vartanian

Tell Us About Your Technical Skills and We'll Guess Which Military Job Is Right for You
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About This Quiz

Whether you're looking to join the military now or later, it's important to be aware of certain technical skills that may be required for you to land such a job. While there are many different career paths and skills in the military world, we're going to find the perfect one for you!

Are you a great problem-solver who finds various types of aircrafts fascinating? Then maybe the job of an aircraft electrician would be the best fit for you. This career path involves electrical theory, soldering skills and power tools to diagnose and repair aircraft parts. But before you're able to take on a job like this, you'll have to pass the mechanical maintenance exam and go through several weeks of both basic combat training and advanced individual training. But if you prefer working with animals over people and machines, then perhaps a job as an animal care specialist would be better for you. This type of career involves procedures, physical exams and routine treatments to animals. You'll also have to pass the skilled technical exam, which includes areas of general science and mathematics knowledge. So if you're curious about what type of military job is best for you, then it's time to take our technical quiz now!

1 repairing electronics How do you feel about repairing electronics and/or military equipment?
I'm not very tech-savvy.
It's been a few years...
I'm pretty good with this.
I'm an expert at this.

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2 pr Which of these would you prefer: working with media relations or commanding operations?
Neither
Commanding operations
Media relations
I don't mind doing either of these.

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3 media training Are you comfortable with conducting media training?
Not really
Somewhat, yes
Of course
I have no idea what that means.

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4 laboratory Do you know how to operate a combat laboratory?
Of course
I have some knowledge.
A what?
Not really

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5 troubleshooting Which of these military job duties matches your set of skills?
Perform medical screenings
Determine what equipment to use for a mission
Conduct interviews
Troubleshoot computer errors

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6 photojournalism How would you rate your skill level in the area of photojournalism?
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Beginner

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7 replace resistor Do you know how to replace a resistor?
A what?
I think so...
I have a vague idea.
Of course

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8 creative Would you describe your military skill set as more analytical or creative?
Creative
Both
I'm not really sure.
Analytical

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9 explosive device Are you comfortable with handling an explosive device?
Of course
Yes, but I'd rather not handle one
A little bit
Nope!

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10 military exams Which of these military exams could you pass with flying colors?
Combat (CO)
All of the above
General Technical (GT)
Electronics (EL)

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11 treating trauma How well can you handle the demands of treating a trauma patient?
Extremely well
Somewhat well
Not very well
Hopefully, I would never be in that situation.

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12 project managment Which of these military-technical skills do you currently possess?
Advanced lifesaving training
Project management
Technical writing
Computer literacy

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13 asvab If you were going to take the ASVAB test, which of these areas would you score highly in?
Arithmetic reasoning
Paragraph comprehension
Word knowledge
Mathematics knowledge

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14 writing Would you prefer using land warfare weapons or writing newspaper articles?
Using land warfare weapons
Either one is fine with me
Newspaper articles
Neither

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15 public speaking A great military resume should include which of these important skills?
Medical intelligence
Logistics
Public speaking
Meticulous attention to detail

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16 replacing circuit board How do you feel about replacing a circuit board?
Terrified
Nervous
Lost and confused
Comfortable

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17 medical exam Would you rather install an anti-virus solution or provide a medical examination to a patient?
Provide a medical exam to a patient
I can handle both.
Neither
Install an anti-virus solution

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18 technical manual Would you be able to understand a technical manual?
Not at all
Somewhat, yes
It depends on what the manual is for.
Of course

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19 military academy Your technical skills are best suited for which of these officer paths?
Army ROTC
United States Military Academy
Officer Candidate School
Direct Commission

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20 film processing How would you rate your skill level in the area of film-based processing?
Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Advanced

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21 electronics What part of military electronics information interests you the most?
None
Electronic devices
Electrical current
Electronic systems

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22 team Are your military skills more suited for solo or team-based work?
Team-based work
Both
It depends on the task.
Solo work

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23 maintenance check Which of the following are you more skilled at: preparing captions or conducting a maintenance check?
Neither
It depends, what's the maintenance check for?
Preparing captions
Conducting a maintenance check

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24 psyop equipment Are you able to operate PSYOP equipment?
It depends on the specific type of equipment.
A little bit
Of course
Huh?

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25 stem field What part of the Army STEM fields are your skills more aligned with?
Science
Mathematics
Technology
Engineering

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26 national guard or reserves Do you think your technical skills are more aligned for the National Guard or the Army Reserve?
National Guard
It depends on what's available for me.
No preference
Army Reserve

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27 aviation If you were going to repair equipment, which of these areas would you want to focus on?
Combat labs
All three
Aviation
Computers

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28 mechanical comprehension Are your skills more matched for mechanical comprehension or object assembly?
Object assembly
Mechanical comprehension
Neither
Both

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29 establishing communications How would you feel about establishing operational communications?
Not confident at all
Confident
It depends on the situation.
I think I could handle this.

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30 automotive repair How do you fare with automotive maintenance and repair?
Not very well
I'm OK at it.
I can handle the communication aspect of this.
It's not really my strong suit.

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