My son son was ROTC and left school. His AFQT score was 97 out of 99. He wanted MI but none were available. He was told by a sergeant, who happened to be standing by at the liaisons office, that 25Q could get you 80K-100K job in civilian life.He signed . So I looked at a description of that MOS and the first thing it said was, radio repair. like who has their radio repaired? What I've read in this forum is confusing and I wish you all didn't speak that strange abbreviation language, (SAL). AIT at Gordan after basic at Knox.
rumors always spread, somebody heard that somebodies cousin was a 25Q and landed a 100k job, that sort of thing. 25Q was set to be phased out last year, but someone decided that we still needed tropo, HCLOS, SMART-T, STT's and people to put up antenna's, so 25Q's are back from what we can tell, and actually for E6 they do not have the highest cutoff score, actually one of the lower ones in the 25 series (well most are at 798, Q's were at 768 I think last month)
Actually there are a lot of jobs that can be done from this MOS in the civilian world. I have been in the wireless industry for 15 years, after my service time. I am an RF Engineer making about $100,000 a year now. You can be a cell technician, engineer, switch technician, and several other jobs in this field. The wireless systems work the same as the 25Q systems. The army was actually the first to use CDMA, we used this as 31D in the military, well before it was introduced to the civilian world. Have him contact any of the wireless carriers, they will hire him
Not any of the wireless carriers, not all use CDMA and even that's on the way out in favor of LTE. CDMA isnt anything new, Hedy Lamar (aka Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesle) patented the technology in 1941.
Average cell tech salaries are not 100K even in NYC (currently runs around 65K). There is no magic MOS in the Army Signal Corps which will make you money hands over fist in the civilian world without exposure to hazardous duty and or marginal working/living conditions.