A one-stop guide to careers in the military, this book is a useful reference for students considering their career options and wondering if a career in the armed forces is right for them. Profiled here are 80 jobs from all branches of the service with emphasis not only on what career opportunities are available in the military but how military experience can be applied to an exciting career in the civilian world. Among the jobs profiled are communications manager, special operations officer, aerospace engineer, physicist, physician/surgeon, social worker, firefighter, and air traffic controller. Each profile provides detailed information about the duties, salaries, and prospects associated with a particular job. Jobs that require special skills as well as those without specialized training are covered, as are jobs open to enlisted men and those open to officers. Useful appendixes provide directories of appropriate educational institutions, industry associations, and organizations and list useful websites and other important sources of information.
C.J. Henderson has written for numerous magazines and newspapers. His previous books include a number of mystery and science fiction novels and Facts On File's The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Jack Dolphin is a longtime technical writer and researcher. For Facts On File, he has written career profiles for the Career Guidance Center database. He lives in Franklin Square, NY.