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Careers, Education, Benefits, and more with the Military - for men and women!

Military Specialist careers are available in the general categories listed below for qualified individuals with a high school education.  Starting salary is $16,164 with free room and board, enlistment bonus, and full medical benefits.  Pay and benefit information can be found at  Specific job information is located at the following links:    Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard/CG Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve.

Military Officer careers are open to individuals who take college level ROTC and complete a four-year degree, or for those who graduate from one of the Service Academies.  Starting salary is $34,000 with full medical benefits.  ROTC, scholarship and academy information can be found at these links:    Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, Coast Guard Academy, Air Force Academy, Military Academy, Naval Academy.

Administrative Support focuses on support activities dealing with personnel, administration, finance, information, supply, and religious services.

Arts and Media covers the administration, communication and supervision of affairs for both military and civilian audiences. Specialties include public affairs, broadcast technicians, graphic designers, translators, journalists and musicians.

Combat involves reconnaissance, security and other aspects of both offensive and defensive combat situations.  Jobs include artillery specialists, infantry, special operations, tank crew and aviation.

Computers and Technology includes technical and informational support for a variety of areas such as computers, communications, environmental health, intelligence, and unmanned vehicle operations.

Engineering focuses on every aspect of construction, including electrical, carpentry, masonry and plumbing, as well as heavy equipment operation and supervising construction engineering.

Legal and Law Enforcement involves keeping people and property safe.  Duties include paralegal, firefighters, military police, criminal investigators, security and emergency specialists.

Mechanics concerns keeping vehicles and machines in proper running order.   Assignments range from heating and cooling mechanics to vehicle mechanics who service aircraft, wheeled and tracked vehicles, heavy equipment and watercraft.

Medical consists of jobs in medical, dental and veterinary fields.  Positions cover a variety of responsibilities throughout the military health care field, from clinical settings to point of injury.

Transportation involves the movement of troops, equipment, supplies and machinery.

Streamed video resources on Military Career Pathways can be found at
This handout can be found on the South Carolina Career Guidance Model at

JROTC Summit slide presentation   click here for PowerPoint Presentation 2008


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