Purchasing agents perform work familiar to some military personnel.

Jobs in this career are similar to the following job classifications in the

1476
Procurement Management Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1480
Procurement Contracting Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1485
Administrative Contracting Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1490
Contracting Officer (Entry Level) (Commissioned Officer only)
1491
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level I) (Commissioned Officer only)
1492
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level II) (Commissioned Officer only)
1493
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level III) (Commissioned Officer only)
2163
Manager, Designated Project Functional Element (Commissioned Officer only)
2192
Space Acquisition Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
6717
Program Manager, Weapons Systems (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
6914
Naval Plant Representative (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
788A
Acquisition Logistics Specialist (Enlisted)
7905
Ship Project Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
8018
Aircraft Production Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
9063
Staff Material Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
LSS
Logistics Specialist (Submarine) (Enlisted)
LS
Logistics Specialist (Enlisted)
S05A
Reserve Independent Duty Ashore Logistics Specialist (Enlisted)