The Armed Forces in the United States of America offers a lot of opportunity for young people who wish to give back, in the spirit of Post September 11th. There are a lot of reasons for military service, and some of the career fields that are open are very exciting. Fields and career opportunities are available in many different areas. Some of them include:
Emergency Services– Are you good with people? Do you enjoy working in the field of law enforcement, or being a firefighter? Do you think becoming an Emergency Medical Technician would be a good career? Careers in these areas as well as corrections, fire science, and military police are available.
Technology– Are you good with computers? Do you enjoy working with the Internet and technical things? The military offers state of the art training in all of the major Information technology and Internet related computer fields, and their training can help lead to well paying jobs in the private sector.
Communications– There are careers in communications and radio technology, as well as radar and high frequency microwave communications. Some of the latest and best technology is started in the military, and it is one of the magnet careers that employers recruit people from heavily.
Personnel And Human Resources– Each of the five branches of the service have careers open in military personnel and quartermaster type roles. These offer practical training and experience in dealing with people, personnel issues, and learning how to manage diverse situations.
Mechanical and Technical– Are you good with tools, and fixing things? Each maintenance and repair career is different and unique, and it depends on what type of mechanics you are interested in, the military will offer an option that fits the bill. The Armed Forces have technical positions and maintenance specialties working on literally every different type of military vehicle, aircraft, equipment and machinery that you can visualize.
Aviation And Flight– Do you have a secret desire to fly? There are careers both in support and in direct aviation as pilots and flight crew. Each of the five services have some variation of flight crew positions, and each has opportunities for enlisted people to serve. In the Army you can serve as an enlisted Warrant officer and become a helicopter pilot without having to be a commissioned Officer.
So take the plunge, and contact your recruiter about these and other exciting career fields today!