Careers & Jobs
There are hundreds of different Navy jobs, and many are available as careers in the Navy Reserve. However, it is important to understand that not every Active Duty position is offered in the Reserve. Contact a recruiter to find out what options are available.
You can find rewarding work in fields ranging from Health Care to Chaplaincy. Electronics to Cryptology. Law Enforcement to Computer Science. And whatever your skills and interests, you can apply them to the benefit of your family, your career and your country – serving part-time as a Navy Reservist.
Find Your Place
Take a look at the Navy Reserve opportunities in the career and job categories below and know that:
- Most are open to those who have never served before as well as to those who have served before or are serving now
- There are some positions reserved only for those with prior military experience – including work in special operations, as a pilot or as an attorney
- In general, Reservists serve in both Enlisted (non-degreed) and Officer (degreed) capacities – check career and job categories to see which type(s) of roles are offered
Potential affiliation or sign-on bonuses now available
You may qualify to earn a bonus from $5,000 to $20,000 when you join the Navy Reserve. Contact a Navy Reserve Recruiter for details. Currently serving in the Navy? Contact your Career Counselor or the Career Transition Office (CTO) for details.
Enlisted or Officer – what's the difference?
All members of the Navy and Navy Reserve are Sailors, first and foremost. Beyond that, Sailors are classified as either Enlisted or Officer. Find out why and what it means.