Military Career Exploration--U.S. Armed Forces
Maybe a career in the military is for you. Explore your options below.
WORKING IN THE MILITARY
TYPES OF MILITARY SERVICE. U.S. Armed Forces Overview
TODAY'S MILITARY. Learn about joining, training, working, and living in the armed forces. The Futures Magazine and the Careers & Benefits section gives a glimpse into the life of soldiers and the excellent benefits they receive as members of the military. Parents may visit the For Parents section to get information about how to support the young people in your lives and help them the make the best decision for their future. Educators may visit the Resources for Educators & Counselors section to find information to share with students including Futures Magazine, Education Benefits, Enlisting in the Military: What to Expect, Jobs in the Military, Finding the Right Job Step by Step. The Today's Military YouTube channel offers insight into life as a member of the service.
COMPARING MILITARY PAY AND BENEFITS TO CIVILIAN JOBS. Use this resource to help you make a decision about what option will provide a better life for you, a civilian career or military career.
CAREERS IN THE MILITARY. This website is a tool to help you find the careers best suited to you and search careers by branch, rank, career cluster, interests, career path, and more. For examples of careers available in the military, review Jobs in Today's Military.
MY FUTURE. This website was developed by the United States Department of Defense. It features career, college and military content, which allows you to explore all your career possibilities and options. On this site, you can find information about more than 900 civilian and military career fields and over 7,000 accredited colleges. "In addition to listing college admissions details, average salaries and employment trends, myfuture.com provides advice on everything from taking the SAT to interviewing for a first job to preparing for boot camp. Users can also find step-by-step planning tips and a robust tool to search careers, schools and military specialties. Designed for young adults at many different life stages, myfuture.com is meant to be a helpful resource for many years." Source: https://myfuture.com/about-us
Armed Forces Career Options:
To learn about the weight requirements for joining the military, visit the following:
Military Schools and ROTC Programs
Students may also choose military service by attending a military service academy, senior military college, maritime academy, or a college that has an ROTC (Reserve Officer's Training Corps) Program. Financial aid is often available to these students for participation in these programs. Visit the following pages from Today's Military to learn more:
In Georgia, the Senior Military College is University of North Georgia. The Junior Military College of Georgia is Georgia Military College.
ROTC Programs are available at the following Georgia colleges and Universities:
- Augusta State University-Army
- Albany State University-Army
- Columbus State University-Army
- East Georgia State University-Army
- Emory University-Army, Air Force
- Fort Valley State University-Army
- Georgia Gwinnett College-Army
- Georgia Tech-Army, Navy, Air Force
- Georgia Southern University-Army
- Kennesaw State University-Navy, Marines
- Morehouse College-Army, Navy, Marines
- Savannah State University-Army, Navy
- Spelman College-Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard
- Valdosta State University-Air Force
- University of Georgia-Army, Air Force
The ASVAB. Everyone entering military service must take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). The ASVAB is an aptitude assessment that predicts potential success in a variety of careers, including military careers. To learn more about the ASVAB, visit the websites below. The ASVAB will be administered at W-WCHS in the Spring. All students interested in taking the assessment need to sign up ASAP with Ms. Callaway or Dr. Finnell.
ASVAB Test Prep. Resources
ASVAB Career Exploration Program. ASVAB Career Exploration Program can give students an idea of their current interests, strengths and weaknesses, and help them learn about a wide range of careers regardless of their post-high school plans. Visit https://www.asvabprogram.com/ explore and learn more.
CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center:
If you are a veteran and need help transitioning to civilian life, visit CareerOneStop's Veteran and Military Transition Center. There you can learn how to do the things listed below. You can also learn about the following:
- Prepare for your job search
- Network effectively
- Find openings
- Federal hiring
- Resumes and applications
- Job offers