MIL Information regarding careers in military in my field.

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  1. Hpower

    Hpower GO GATORS

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    Hey, I am currently in pharmacy school. I have kinda looked at websites for the military regarding being a pharmacists. If I was to join it would be to do something different, I can be a regular pharmacist as a civilian, but I kinda need adventure and excitement and for some reason I think the military is like that. I do like to think that I mentally tuff and athletic, 2 traits I think are helpfull in the military. What exciting jobs are there that I could do? Like jump out of a plane in hostle territory and give someone and aspirin. I am kidding but to give you and idea of my thought process.
     
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    Why would you want to join the military as something other than a pharmacist after going to a school as specialized as that. If you are set on doing something different, I would probably join the reserves or national guard in a different specialty and work as a pharmacist on the outside.
     
  3. Fearan

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    You want to join active duty, full time or reserve?

    If it's for a fun job on weekends, and you want to experience the hard shit, go Infantry and have a blast. Otherwise, go with your field of studying.
     
  4. Fearan

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    So true.

    For every hour of "excitement" doing offensive ops, you'll be doing dozen upon dozens of hours of lectures, sitting around, on the truck, off the truck, etc. And marching in jungle conditions for three days, building trenches and setting up OPs gets really repetitive after a while. Before you even think of doing anything like Airborne school, expect a few years as an NCM taking shit from your NCOs. Then you'll be a junior NCO and things get more interesting and you'll learn tons of things about responsibility.

    There's always the officer side of the dice too, which can be interesting for some if you like making decisions and looking at the overall picture. And Lts get tons of field time in Infantry units, so it's not all office work.

    The "excitement" you'll get from going overseas is only excitement for some. It's not for everyone. And only the best get to fly F18s and drop from planes.
     
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    Interesting thoughts, I know that it requires other skills but it is hard for me to validate those without being there I guess. I could say being in school is dedication and following directions from teachers is like following orders to some degree. I was thinking like a marine medic, I figured I would still be doing interesting stuff and applying the stuff I learned in school. I guess I never really thought about all the boring things you had to do, I just looked at the commercial, you know army of one, adventure, yadda yadda.
     
  6. Fearan

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    Field Hospital types have it pretty nice. Sleep in your truck, get to fuck around a lot depending on where you're stationed. Treat feet, other injuries, etc... It's pretty easy from what I hear and you make a difference. Good medics are really appreciated.

    It's a lot of work though , to get there. Lots of time doing classroom stuff. I joined the Army to get away from the classroom, that I attend 5 days a week.
     
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    The Marine Corps doesn't have medics, all medical services are provided by the Navy, the 'medics' attached to Marine units are called Corpsman and come from the Navy.

    All of the branches offer Pharmacy related jobs.

    Army: 91Q/68Q - Pharmacy Specialist (http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjobs/a/91q.htm)
    Navy: 8482 - Pharmacy Technician (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/navynec/blhm8482.htm)
    Air Force: 4P0X1 - Pharmacy Technician (http://usmilitary.about.com/od/airforceenlistedjobs/a/afjob4p0x1.htm)
     
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    Thanks for the info, I actually have Black Hawk Down on DVD, one 3 DVDs I own.
     

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