Another thread with tremendous potential that has turned to rubbish.
Before I state my opinion, here's my background.
Civilian trained, worked as a civilian CFI making <$20k a year. So I can speak to having experience in that world.
Somehow fell into a DOD contractor position flying in Afghanistan making 6-figures. Got a bit more than 800 hours of flying in Afghanistan. So I can speak to having some experience in that world.
Came home, did tours for several years. Made 6-figures every year. Worked 5/2, came home every night. So I can speak to having some experience in that world.
Recently, got hired to be the Chief Pilot for a 135 operation, currently hiring several pilots. So I can speak to having some experience in that world too.
So back to the questions posed by Jpaint21:
Is that MTP experience going to help you in the civilian world?
Yes. Possibly. Maybe no. Depends.
Yes, there are currently ads posted for UH-60 MTP's. I don't know if those jobs are going to be the ones you are interested in, or offer the lifestyle you are seeking. But there are jobs specifically seeking your qualifications.
Possibly. When you get out, at some point you are going to have to start showing your resume. The more training and qualifications you get, the better off you are. Who knows, that might be the item on your resume might just be the specific thing someone was looking for.
Maybe no. Eventually, if you continue to be a pilot in the civilian world, you will likely show your resume to someone who doesn't understand what "MTP" is. They may not see value in it, they may prefer to hire someone who has more hours, or a different background.
So yeah, it depends.
I can tell you that your options are significantly more limited coming into the civilian world with such few hours though. That's just a fact.
My recommendations are to get whatever flight experience you can right now. Get help writing your resume so it looks professionally done (it matters). Network your ass off, call your friends who have gotten out over the last few years, and ask their opinion, and see what they see your options as.
Try and get some practice interviews in. I did this recently with a pilot who is coming out of the Army later this year. Our forecasted timeline didn't really meet up well with his exit from the Army. I told him so, but offered to interview him anyways so he could get experience and I also gave him a critique of his resume.
Don't look down on positions you don't have experience in yet. Tours aren't really a crappy job, depending on who you work for. Working 5/2 and getting paid $100k+ isn't my definition of a crappy job. And it will get you some needed hours.
Or you can do some contracting. As mentioned, there are positions for UH-60 MTP's currently being advertised. Of course, even those require certain hour requirements.