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For those willing to make a commitment of service to their country, the military offers a tremendous range of opportunity. Whether you choose the military as a career or a stepping-stone toward a good job in the civilian world, Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces, Second Edition provides complete information for the 21st century on more than 70 jobs, including: International Relations Officer, Special Operations Officer, Construction Specialist, Aerospace Engineer, Physician/Surgeon, Building Electrician, Computer Systems Specialist, Air Traffic Controller, Recruiting Manager, Firefighter, Interpreter and Translator, Aircraft Mechanic.

Throughout the book, the reader will find a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. A military rank and grade table and Basic Pay chart are provided for reference. Appendixes list relevant associations and organizations, college and university ROTC programs, and U.S. service academies.

About the Author:
C.J. Henderson worked as a senior editor for Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816068302
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     v
How to Use This Book     vii
Industry Outlook     xix
Administration and Management
Communications Manager (Officer)     2
Financial and Accounting Manager (Officer)     5
Food Service Manager (Officer)     9
International Relations Officer     12
Management Analyst (Officer)     16
Preventive Maintenance Analyst (Enlisted)     19
Supply and Warehousing Manager (Officer)     22
Artillery Crew Member (Enlisted)     28
Combat Engineer (Enlisted)     30
Infantryman (Enlisted)     33
Infantry Officer     35
Missile System Officer     37
Special Operations Forces Team Member (Enlisted)     39
Special Operations Officer     41
Tank Crew Member (Enlisted)     43
Tank Officer     45
Construction and Machine Operations
Construction Equipment Operator (Enlisted)     48
Construction Specialist (Enlisted)     51
Machinist and CNC Programmer (Enlisted)     55
Power Plant Operator (Enlisted)     58
Printing Specialist (Enlisted)     61
Water and Sewage Treatment Plant Operator (Enlisted)     64
Welder/Metal Worker (Enlisted)     67
Electrical and Electronic Repairs
Building Electrician (Enlisted)     72
Communications Equipment Repairer (Enlisted)     75
Computer Equipment Repairer (Enlisted)     78
Electrical and Electronics Engineer (Officer)     81
Electrical Products Repairer (Enlisted)     84
Electronic Instrument Repairer (Enlisted)     87
Precision Instrument Repairer (Enlisted)     90
Engineering, Science, and Technical
Aerospace Engineer (Officer)     94
Chemical Laboratory Technician (Enlisted)     97
Chemist (Officer)     100
Civil Engineer (Officer)     103
Computer Programmer (Enlisted)     106
Computer Systems Specialist (Enlisted)     109
Environmental Health and Safety Officer     112
Geoscientist (Officer)     116
Meteorologist (Officer)     120
Nuclear Engineer (Officer)     123
Physicist (Officer)     125
Surveying, Mapping, or Drafting Technician (Enlisted)     128
Health Care
Cardiopulmonary and EEG Technician (Enlisted)     132
Dentist (Officer)     135
Dietitian (Officer)     138
Health Service Administrator (Officer)     141
Medical Care Technician (Enlisted)     144
Medical Laboratory Technician/Technologist (Enlisted)     148
Medical Record Technician (Enlisted)     151
Optometrist (Officer)     154
Pharmacist (Officer)     156
Physical and Occupational Therapist (Officer)     159
Physician/Surgeon (Officer)     162
Psychologist (Officer)     165
Radiologic (X-ray) Technician (Enlisted)     168
Registered Nurse (Enlisted)     171
Speech Therapist and Audiologist (Officer)     174
Human Resources and Services
Chaplain (Officer)     178
Counselor (Officer)     181
Personnel Specialist (Enlisted)     184
Recruiting Manager (Officer)     188
Social Worker (Officer)     191
Law and Protective Services
Firefighter (Enlisted)     196
Law Enforcement and Security Officer (Enlisted)     199
Lawyer (Officer)     203
Military Police (Enlisted)     206
Media and Public Affairs
Audiovisual and Broadcast Director (Officer)     210
Audiovisual and Broadcast Technician (Enlisted)     212
Broadcast Journalist/Newswriter (Enlisted)     215
Graphic Designer and Illustrator (Enlisted)     218
Interpreter and Translator (Enlisted)     221
Photographer (Enlisted)     224
Transportation and Vehicle Maintenance
Aircraft Mechanic (Enlisted)     228
Airplane Pilot (Officer)     231
Air Traffic Controller (Enlisted)     234
Automotive and Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Enlisted)     237
Flight Operations Specialist (Enlisted)     241
Helicopter Pilot (Officer)     244
Marine Engine Mechanic (Enlisted)     247
Associations, Organizations, and Sources of Further Information     252
College and University ROTC Programs     263
United States Service Academies     278
Bibliography     279
Index     281
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