MIL sisters going navy help picking an mos

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  1. The Ripper

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    my little sister decided that she wants to join the navy. shes looking for an mos that has civilian oppertunities in case she doesnt want to go career millitary. Any one have any suggestions or advice
     
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    almost every job has some sort of civilian career opportunity associated with it....what does she want to do as a civilian?
     
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    If she has any common sense tell her to go to the Academy.
     
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    Not necessarily. Maybe she doesn't have the drive or grades to make it in. Being young, naiive and wanting to do something bigger with your life narrows your ability to see things that are clearly better for you in the long run.

    Maybe she just needs to join up as enlisted so that she can do 4-6 years and get out with a great reputation and career stability.

    Like Pluto said, almost every job that applies to the military directly applies to the civilian sector. Take a more direct approach at her and ask her what she wants to work WITH. I.E. Computers, Airplanes, Shit(literally(HT)), Food(CS is a terrible job btw..and no I am not a CS) etc..

    You need to sit her down and see what she really wants in life.
     
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    she bassically wants to get real world experience and take classes around the end of her term then finish school after. I agree with her because now a days a degree doesnt mean much unless you have the real world experience to back it up. the millitary seems like it will give you real world experience that you wouldnt be able to jump right into in the civilian world.

    she either wants to do something administrative or medical related. post millitary she would like to do paralegal or human resources but also wants to look into medical oppertunities.
     
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    Tell her to look into HM (hospital corpsman), LN (legalman), and PS (personell support)...HM or LN would probably be her best bet to get stationed somewhere that she can take a few college classes towards the end of her service although there is a chance to do that with pretty much any rate. She can look online or go talk to a recruiter about what it would take to get those jobs right now and an idea of where she could go and what she would be doing.
     
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    I'm at a Navy "C" school right now, and I have been told being an FC is easy and has a nice bonus attached to it. Maybe the cash will help her with the decision.
     
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    I was an FC. The schools can be difficult but I had it made basically when I was onboard the ship.

    The catch is it requires a 6 year enlistment.

    I would recommend to anyone to be an OS or an IT if they only wanted to do 4 years.

    Those two jobs require a little intelligence (not much, really) and they basically don't do shit.
     
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    does she have good oral skills?
     
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    The 6 year enlistment isnt a requirement for ET/FC anymore i dont believe...
     
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    Just make sure she goes to the recruiter/meps, depending on what point she is at, knowing what she wants otherwise they will put her where they need her. i.e. CS, SK, BM...Let her know its okay to walk away if they don't give her it. I know from experience.
     
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    whats FC? or CS, SK, BM Im a little lost when you guys start using abreviations :rofl:
     
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    FC = Fire Controlman

    CS = Culinary Specialist

    SK = Store Keeper

    BM = Boatswains Mate

    HM = Hospital Corpsman


    I'd suggest you go check out usmilitary.about.com


    btw in the Navy MOS = Rating
     
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    shes leaning towards LN but says a recruiter told her she cant do that off the bat?
     
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    well im sitting down with a recruiter tomorrow and having a convo as if I were interested to get some more info.
     
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    I'm USAF so I can't help much with USN stuff BUT whatever she chooses makes sure you do alot of research. I've been told by classmates that recruiters will also try and get someone to come in undesignated (or unrated i think?). It'll sound cool at first because you get to check out what all the other jobs do for 2 years and then you make your choice. In reality it is the worst thing you could do (or so I was told).

    Still the Navy guys that I deal with all hate FC's purely out of jealousy.
     
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    She can start right here with OT.
     
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    going in undesignated = shit job

    Deck Seaman is the official term for those people. They work hard all day long out in the sun. Screw that shit. Of course, everyone has to roll up their sleeves regardless of rate (mos) and break a sweat. The deck seamen do it everyday though.

    I was an FC and worked on CIWS.
    It was probably the worst job for FC's (most FC's do not want to touch it) but it was a good system. Working on CIWS is far better than anything else that the navy has to offer.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIWS
     
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    i used to be in the aviation community while being enlisted and if i had to do it again and want to stay clean and have a decent job, i would definitely pick SK, PN or YN.
     
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    the best job you can get in the navy that directly applies to the outside and gets you paid really well is the nuclear field.

    Enlisted or officer.

    As enlisted by the time you are finished with the nuclear training you'll have a college degree :coold:

    The re-enlistment bonuses are quite high but on the outside you'll get paid great if you were to continue that career field.

    This guy I worked with was getting out and was being offered 100k a year to work at a nuclear plant.
     
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    PICS FIRST. You never know what ya gonna get. :noes:
     
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    Uh its not really a degree...but yes the nuke field has alot of opportunities, also alot of people i have met who did it hated life while they were in afterwards. As a female if she went nuke she would be guaranteed a carrier if she went to a ship for sea duty (most likely) So it might not be that bad.
     
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    tell her not to get pregnant.
     

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