Job Description: A human resources specialist is responsible for providing support that affects Soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being while assisting leaders with keeping Soldiers combat-ready and effective. Job duties include: assist on all human resource support matters; oversight of all strength management and strength distribution actions; responsible for the readiness, health and welfare of all Soldiers; postal and personnel accountability support; maintain emergency notification data.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 42A
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $41,885
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: GT: 100, CL: 90
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Administrative Support
Average Age
29 Average Age
Average Age
10,888 Number Employed
Average Age
7.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Benefits, certifications, and real world training

Cons: Long periods away from family, enduring stressful, life threatening situations


I can say I am grateful for the time I served and for the people I met. The personal growth and experiences available by the military is like none other. Although management wasn’t always as supportive as it should have been, it still did not take away from all the diverse backgrounds and promotional opportunities available. The hardest part about this job has to be being away from my family and friends. It was also hard learning how to become proficient in a high visibility and high pace environment. Talk about multitasking to the highest degree!