Can you go into the armed forces as a trade’s man (not fighting but working like a welder)?

I am 20 years old, and I have many certifications in the welding department and I have recently completed the Flour Daniel Pipe welding program. I am having a hard time finding a job because I have such little experience. I have held one welding job as a stainless steel tig welder but that was in 2008. So I was wondering if I could enroll in the armed forces as a welder and work not fight.

Asked By: steve 123 - 1/12/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yes you can. You can join as a tradesman under a civilian contractor. You wont be military, or be allowed to fight, unless your contracted to do so. If you want to weld, you can find some contractors for working on Aircraft in the Air Force. Doing so would require a background check and security clearance depending on... More
Answered By: Carlos - 1/12/2010
Additional Answers (8)
well my father served in the RAF as a mechanic, my father in law was a sparky in the Royal Engineers.
Answered By: auriflamme - 1/12/2010
You can enter the Armed Forces as a welder but you would still have to go through boot camp training.
Answered By: openabout it - 1/12/2010
Well, most of the armed forces actually do not have "fighting" MOSes/ratings. The Navy might have some opportunities for having a support role in welding, but truthfully all of our ships are created by outside contractors, so your best bet would be with a ship making company.
Answered By: Tyler - 1/12/2010
For starters every branch of the military has welders... More
Answered By: redleg - 1/12/2010
Answered By: jhharris54 - 1/12/2010
There are a lot of mechanic jobs in the military so go find a recruiter and ask. They can't guaranty no combat though. Air Force or Navy might be your best bet. Check out the official web sites for the AF and Navy. Good luck.
Answered By: AFmom2009 - 1/12/2010
beware! just because you sign up for a job doesnt mean youre gonna do it right away. yes, they will train you for it, but after that training you go to a unit. once youre at that unit they might not need you to weld. they may need you to handle the mail. This happened to my friend who joined the Army to be a... More
Answered By: Harvinson - 1/12/2010
yes you can. not everyone in the military fights.
Answered By: rayray - 1/12/2010
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-218