While an old idea about military service is that there are few opportunities open to women, that is not a true statement about today?s military.
In today?s U.S. Military, there are many opportunities open to women. In fact, 95 percent of the jobs open to men in the military are also open to women, including management, public affairs, purchasing, and technical crews.
There are lots of women in the military; currently they make up about 15 percent of the armed forces, so there are many opportunities for socializing and support as well as for training, hard work and physical fitness.
Most women are able to handle the rigors of basic training, and they feel rightfully great about themselves when they do.
There are female fighter pilots in the military, a job that is often thought of as closed to women. However, little girls who dream of soaring in the skies may follow that dream to its fruition in today?s military.
There are many other careers in aviation that women can pursue as well. Aerospace engineers are well educated and in high demand, both in the military and in civilian life, as are air traffic controllers. Women pursue both of these demanding careers.
There are opportunities as navigators and mechanics as well, and many opportunities for creative and competent women in the audiovisual arts. They can work as writers, directors, actors and designers for film and computer work.
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Graphic design opportunities abound for women, as do management positions.