The careers women choose and what they pursue in the military are similar to those they pursue in civilian life. One obvious exception is the infantry; for now, women are excluded from combat. Military careers for women are expanding.
With thousands of possibilities are available to women as military careers and as training grounds for post-military careers.
What’s the best way for a woman to determine a military career? One way is to ask herself: What career would I choose in civilian life? In most cases, the military offers an identical or similar career path, with topnotch ‘on the job’ training. After finishing your enlistment, you’ll have a choice of making the military a career or using your training to pursue a civilian career. Not to mention getting all the veteran benefits long after your enlistment!
Here are 10 popular career fields for military women:
#1: Media and Design Jobs
The military creates its own brochures, training videos, posters and more. Creative, talented designers are in demand.
#2: Aviation Jobs
This is a wide-open field for women. Learn to fly aircraft of all types, or consider a ground job, such as air traffic controller.
#3: Communications/Public Relations Jobs
Have some writing talent? Do you like to create publications or videos? Consider a career in communications or public relations.
#4: Counseling and Social Work Jobs
Women who have a desire to help people may find a rewarding career in counseling, social work or human services.
#5: Engineering Jobs
Engineering is a high-paying, rewarding occupation, and civilian companies actively seek women engineers. Whether it’s electrical, nuclear or construction engineering, virtually every type of civilian engineer has a military counterpart.
#6: Environmental Health and Safety
Women who serve in these positions may be called on to serve at sites of disasters, including floods, earthquakes and more.
#7: Health Care Jobs
The field of “health care” encompasses so many possibilities that it’s impossible to list them all here. You can receive training as a surgeon, a nurse, a radiation therapist and much more.
#8: Military careers for women in Human Resources
If you like people, and you enjoy helping them make their career decisions, you may be interested in a human resources specialist position.
#9: Linguistics and International Relations Jobs
Have a flair for languages? Like to travel? Can you speak multiple languages? The military always needs linguists to support worldwide operations.
#10: Agriculture Jobs
Women hold numerous agriculture-related jobs in the military, which has more than 2,000 agricultural positions available.
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