Want to "be all that you can be?" A career in the Air Force,
Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy might prove rewarding.
Get overviews of jobs in each branch of service at
Military Careers Online.
In addition to combat positions, you can
find out what it takes to become a dental specialist in the Army or an air
traffic controller for the Air Force.
Armed Forces Careers
discusses the benefits of military life, like college tuition, travel and job training.
Salary is another important consideration.
CareerAdvisor.com lists basic
monthly pay for everyone from commissioned officers ($1,636 - $3,449) to
recruits ($854). The site also has information on retirement, education and
The Air Force offers college loan repayment and enlistment bonuses.
Air Force Link lists job openings and salary information.
The Air Force Recruiting site offers career forums and
The Army Recruiting site gives visitors information
about enlistment bonuses and options. You can also take a look at
Basic Training to see the actual recruiting process
or ask questions in the
RecruiterChat, which takes place Monday
Maritime security, oil spill response and vessel inspections are all part of
Coast Guard careers. The Coast Guard is the service
with the most assignments in the country - suitable for those not wanting to
stray too far from home.
The Marines execute missions on land, air and sea to protect nuclear weapon
sites and American embassies. Many of their assignments deal with rapid
crisis response, so they can be deployed to any international location
within a day. The Marines Corps Recruiting site lists the
requirements and benefits of enlistment.
USMC.mil has more career information and history.
Find out about opportunities for high school and college graduates at
Navy.com. Visitors can also
watch videos of the Navy SEALs and band. The site has information about
training programs and earning money for college. Learn more about Navy ships
and aircraft at the official U.S. Navy site.
To get a head start in a military career while still in college, consider
joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Students can enroll in ROTC
classes at many colleges. For more information, visit the