Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:37 AM
I mean this is a big decision, and I don't want it to be the wrong thing. Just don't want to end up hating what I'm doing. I scored a 67 on the asvab, so I have a good list of possible careers...
Think I'm gonna talk to my recruiter tomorrow about this..and find out what would be best for me.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:16 AM
It would be one of those jobs where you wake up in the morning, excited to go to work. Have to go to school first though.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:25 AM
If you don't hit pitfall. I live in a military town and know many in the military. A fair share went in thinking they had one career and ended up in something much different. Especially in a downshift from war times where branches might downsize.
Edited by Razzy, 14 December 2011 - 01:30 AM.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:36 AM
It has it's advantages as well as it's disadvantages.
Steady paycheck, with no worry of ever getting laid off. Pretty safe choice, you won't be a bullet stopper storming caves in Afghanistan like the Marines or Army, and most of the bases around the world are in cool places like Japan, Germany or right here where I live on the beach in florida. You probably won't get stuck in some poohole like rural alaska or Kansas unless you either want to go there, or there is a promotion involved.
You should still join, just find an area that seem interesting to you.
One of my friend's father joined and retired after 20 years as a master sergeant (in his mid 40s), and never had to work again. Not too bad...
Edited by chris999, 14 December 2011 - 01:40 AM.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:56 AM
Living in an Airforce town, I have met hundreds of Air-men and women, and I cant think of a single one that regretted joining.
If you dont want a boring job, stay away from aircraft mechanics, traffic control or security forces, and try to get excepted into something interesting like intelligence or medicine, something like that. Something where you have to use your logic instead of just doing the same thing day in and out. That is what I would do anyway.
Of course on the other hand, Traffic control and aircraft mechanics make serious money once they leave the military.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:01 AM
I lived in NC for 20 years, so I know what you mean by wanting to get away. I would love to be stationed in Japan.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:16 PM
I'm really interested in dealing with computers or electronics. Recruiter is gonna email me a list later today with possible jobs.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:14 PM
The Navy tends to let you get a bit more specific on the high tech stuff or job rating. Plus you will most likely be close to an ocean somewhere....lol
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:20 PM
They put me in DEP for a year..within that year I decided that I didn't wanna do it anymore..so I went to my recruiter and told them that I had lied to get in and that I had in fact done acid and cocaine
I was free to go
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:44 PM