Joining the Navy - Interesting careers?
I am planning on joining the navy. I've already talked to a recruiter and took the ASVAB practice test. Ended up getting a 95. The recruiter informed me that most people get close to or higher on the actual test though I don't have all that much room to move up. He also goes on to inform me that I qualify for almost all jobs within the enlisted programs and was pushing the Nuclear Power Plant Operator. While that is an impressive rate I'm not sure it's the right fit for me and from the research I've done, if I am not 100% sure it's for me I should probably not join that particular rate. What I want to know is what are some of the more interesting and satisfying rates within the navy. I have checked out the navy site quite often looking through the rates but nothing really made me want to jump on a job. Note: I am noy physically fit enough to join the Navy SEALS and not overall that interested in jumping head first into danger, no offense meant for the people who do just not my thing. I am a high school graduate. Some great replies. When I get more time I will look through each more carefully. Upon reading Rosses reply I felt obligated to add this information. I am a High School Graduate, but I did not do well in school. Mostly do to lack of effort and motivation at that time in my life. I did get a 1270 on my SATs of the old 1600 standard. I am 20 years old with 10+ years of martial arts training. Sorry bit of confusion about the score, I took it at the regular time of 12th grade with the new standards. Since we were the one of the first classes to take it most of the students just counted the Math and Critical Reading parts and considered that their SAT score. I completely forget my 3rd score, just math was 680 and critical reading 590. Sorry bit of confusion about the score, I took it at the regular time of 12th grade with the new standards. Since we were the one of the first classes to take it most of the students just counted the Math and Critical Reading parts and considered that their SAT score. I completely forget my 3rd score, just math was 680 and critical reading 590.
Asked By: Andrew S - 3/6/2009
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The question did not mention if you have attended or graduated from college or are still a high school student. If the latter, any high school student who can write as logically and clearly as indicated here should probably be joining the Navy in the sense of being enlisted in the navy reserves in a non deployable... More
Answered By: Ross - 3/6/2009
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Become a Navy Nurse. They will educate you and when you get out you will be extremely employable doing a job that pays extremely well.
Answered By: radab1 - 3/6/2009
I scored a 99 on the MET (written ASVAB) and a 98 on the CAT(computer ASVAB)... and I went Infantry.... then Rangers... More
Answered By: Bill - 3/6/2009
CT - Cryptologic Technician... More
Answered By: Mark B - 3/6/2009
I was a Navy Corpsman. I loved it. HM (Hospital Corpsman) is probably the most diverse rate in the Navy and it has the most advanced schools. You can do everything from Laboratory Technician, to Pharmacy, BioMed repair, Surgery Technician, Preventive Medicine, or when you make rank become an Independent Duty Corpsman... More
Answered By: barbamatt - 3/6/2009
From a post-navy standpoint, some of the most successful transitions to civilian jobforce are made from Nuclear, Intelligence, IT, SeaBees, and Air Traffic Control. There are other excellent jobs available that transition well, but those are the first that come to mind. Whether those are necessarily interesting to... More
Answered By: Dan - 3/6/2009
While there is more money, hands down, in going into the Nuke program, and it's a slam-dunk for a job after the Navy, there are other things in life... More
Answered By: Benji - 3/6/2009
I was a NUC. It is an elite group but if you have any doubts now as to whether it's for you it probably isn't. I would recommend advanced electronics. Working consoles that demand air-conditioning to function, minimal heavy lifting, no grease, always in the mix underway, little inport maintenance.
Answered By: ⌡Mac⌠ - 3/6/2009
I think linguistics sounds interesting. I wanted to go into linguistics for the Navy but ended up having medical issues disqualify me. It sounds like a really challenging program. Just be aware that while you may have some input regarding which languages you'd like to learn, the military will likely end up assigning... More
Answered By: dashersher - 3/6/2009
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