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OPPORTUNITY LIES AT SEA
A career in America’s Navy offers more than world-class training, competitive salary and extensive benefits. Sailors are challenged to live up to a higher standard, empowered to accept immense responsibility, and driven to lead above, below, and far beyond the sea.
Whether you’re looking for careers in medicine and engineering, or have a desire for specialized fields like cryptology and information technology, America’s Navy will give you real-world experience in locations around the globe. Take part in humanitarian outreach missions, explore cutting-edge technology, and defend your nation, all while traveling aboard ships large enough to have their own zip code.
In today’s connected world, information drives everything. Our technological advancements have made knowledge more accessible, creating valuable intel to defend against threats to our nation. It is the job of America’s Navy to protect, gather, and translate information to build actionable intelligence. You can help safeguard one of our most valuable assets and work with leading technology in cyber security, unmanned surveillance systems, and communication networks. In the Navy, there is no ordinary IT.
In America’s Navy, nuclear energy powers the strongest fleet of submarines and aircraft carriers in the world. Maintained, secured, and advanced by the greatest intellectual minds, this state-of-the-art technology is forged to defend our nation.
The men and women of the Navy Nuclear Propulsion sector are trained through the nation’s foremost nuclear power programs to be ready for leadership roles and responsibility that even their most talented peers wait years to obtain. This is your opportunity to experience the classified world of nuclear science and make a true impact in the field.
In America’s Navy, more than 4,300 physicians, 1,200 dentists, and 3,900 nurses provide expert care to service members and civilians around the world. From tending to physical and mental health needs, researching threats to human well-being, and providing humanitarian aid to countries struck by disaster, Navy Health Care Officers make a world of difference at sea and beyond. Here, you can forge a career outside of the traditional hospital setting where your coveted skills can take you anywhere.
If curiosity for science, technology, engineering or mathematics drives you every day, consider starting your STEM career in America’s Navy. Through exciting work in aviation, robotics, nuclear propulsion, and countless other fields, Navy STEM careers will challenge even the most technical skillsets. Explore groundbreaking research and take part in practical applications of the tech that defends our freedom. The need to fill roles in STEM is only increasing—start forging a difference in America’s force of innovation today.
I have been working at US Navy full-time (Less than a year)
Excellent pay and benefits
Interesting/unique experiences (see the world)
Older members are more "stuck in their ways"
Long term service obligations inhibit personal freedom
Process involves getting a four year college degree, and getting accepted into the aviation program. Acceptance is based on performance in college. Choice of major does not matter, don't let ROTC or Academy pressure you into a major that you'll hate. The first F-18 pilot I met was an agricultural major, not engineering.