Military Career Exploration

Last Updated: 1/27/2022 4:18 PM

Military Career Exploration--U.S. Armed Forces 
Maybe a career in the military is for you. Explore your options below.




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, 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, is meant to be a helpful resource for many years." Source:

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:

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 ProgramASVAB 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 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
  • Interviews
  • Job offers


Basic requirements and steps for joining the U.S. military as an enlisted member. Available at


W-WCHS CTAE Resources

CTAE Main Homepage

W-WCHS Online Career Development Center (accessible off campus)

W-WCHS Graduation Advisement Checklist (9th-12th Grade Academic & CTAE Courses Included)

CTAE Programs of Study & Career Pathways (click link for overview document)

CTAE Career Pathways, Course Descriptions, and Programs of Study

CTAE Course Registration Information

W-WCHS Work-Based Learning Program

Profiles in Hope: Life & Career Conversations & Tiger Success Stories--*Volunteers Needed*

Career Pathway-EOPA Testing Links

Career Aptitude and Interest Discovery Tools

YouScience Aptitude Assessment (accessible via the Infinite Campus SLDS portal)

Claim Your Future Game (Careers, Money Management)

Career Interests Game

Georgia's In-Demand Careers

Georgia's FREE Tuition Short-Term Programs for In-Demand Careers in Georgia = HOPE Career Grant 

Georgia's Hot Careers to 2028 

Georgia's STEM Careers to 2028

East Central Georgia Region In-Demand Careers to 2026

Georgia's High Skill, High Wage, High Demand Occupations List

Health Careers in Georgia Guide

Technical College System of Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor 

Career Exploration Tools

My Next Move - Career Exploration
  -Mi Próximo Paso - Career Exploration (in Spanish)

O-Net Online

Occupational Outlook Handbook

GPS For Success-The 16 National Career Clusters> Navigate Your Career Path to a Bright Future

Virtual Job Shadow - Career Videos  

CareerOneStop Career Exploration, Training & Job Information

CareerOneStop Career Cluster Videos

CareerOneStop Career Videos

Career Connections Videos (from PBS Learning)

CareerOneStop Industry Research Resources - Fastest-Growing, Largest Employment, Highest Paying

Industry Information - Overview & Outlook for All Industries

Career Videos by Industry

AgExplorer - Career Finder & Virtual Field Trips

Nursing Career Guides and Resources

Science Careers--Science Buddies

Science Careers--Biotech Careers

Careers Using Math

Art Careers

College Preparation

College Admission Test Prep. Resources 

Guide for the College Bound Athlete--NCAA Eligibility


Military Exploration

Military Career Exploration--U.S. Armed Forces


Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Information (Georgia Futures)

Dual Enrollment Requirements for W-WCHS English 1101/1102


Paying for Your Education

Financial Aid Information and Resources

Local Adult Education Programs

Adult Education and Training Programs via Athens Tech. and Augusta Tech.


Now Hiring in Wilkes Co. Region

Employment Opportunities for Students & Community Members


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