US Millitary Navy Career Fields

US Naval CareersThe U.S. Navy is the branch of the military protecting America’s interests at sea. The navy gives its enlisted and reserve members chances to serve in America’s military onboard ships, submarines, and at naval locations all over the world.  The navy offers many great different career options for both its enlisted and reserve members. 

The following list is just a few of the major careers categories that can be found in the navy:

Healthcare careers
Business & legal careers
S
pecial warfare and Special Operations
Aviation
Engineering
Education
Information & Technology
Service & Safety

There are several subcategories of different careers located under these major categories.

Educational Requirements & Licensing Requirements

  •  For Enlisted Naval Members:
  • You must be between the ages of 19 to 35 years of age (waivers are available for younger enlistees)
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • You must only have 2 dependents under the age of 18 years
  • You must prove that you can meet financial obligations
  • Zero drug and alcohol issues/Drug Testing required for entry
  • Criminal history check
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • For Officers in the Navy:
  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Naval officers can complete an OCS program, Officer Candidate School. This program is 12 weeks long and located at the Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island
  • Commissioned officers can also complete an Officer Development School (5 weeks) at the same location. This training is 5 weeks long and offers new officers a comprehensive and intense introduction to their specific responsibilities in naval career fields.
  • College students can also participate in NROTC programs during their undergraduate college studies experience. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree, they can become a commissioned officer in the navy.

Educational Courses at Navy Basic Training for Enlisted & Reserve Members

Conditioning
Swimming
Marching
Drilling
Attending Navy classes
Weaponry

Employment Statistics

  •  Number of service people in the US Navy in 2009: 327,000
  • Projected Employment jobs in the US military are expected to be excellent through 2018. The military needs over 184,000 new recruits to replace retiring military members on a yearly basis.
  • Enlisted military members have one pay scale and officers another. It is based on time in service and ranking level. In the navy, a beginning enlisted service person with less than 4 months of service will make around $1300 per month. A beginning lowest ranking officer with little or no experience will start out at about $2600 per month.

 Great Colleges

If you want to be an officer in the US Navy, get a bachelor’s degree and participate in a strong NROTC program at your accredited college.

Related Careers

Careers in US Marines
Career in US Navy
Careers in US Army
Careers in US Coastguard

 

Article Reference: bls.gov

 

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