Originally Posted by Jeffb_79
I can't say it enough.... choose a job you think you will enjoy. Don't let your recruiter talk you into doing something you're not sure about.
If you like your rate, you'll enjoy your time in the Navy.
Research the different jobs out there. You've scored high enough on your asvab that you should have your choice of just about anything.
Don't let your recruiter talk you into something and tell you that you can change jobs later... it's not that easy.
Keep manning in mind. If the job is over populated, advancement will be more difficult.
I came in as an electronic warfare technician and have done everything from antiship missile defense to working counter ied with the Army.
I would suggest finding a job that will give you good skills that transfer into the civilian community for when/if you decide to get out. Any job that requires a security clearance will help as well.
^^^^ Pay attention to those two. DON'T let your recruiter push you into a rate you do not or are not sure you want. It is not easy to change rates. In my case, my recruiter just wanted to add me to his list of recruitees, if I knew then what I know now I would never have let him talk me into my rate.
Originally Posted by MedicMog
Former CT here, any of the CT rates are good CTR,CTT,CTO,CTM, you get a TS/SCI clearance, sea/shore rotation isn't bad, unless your a CTR, nice duty stations, secret squirrel work, air conditioning.. and your A school is Pensacola Fl, NTTC Corry Station.. I would have stayed in but I was going to be stuck inside the beltway in Washington DC for a long time.. So I renlisted in the Army instead.. and that move alone proves you don't need a high ASVAB score....
What rate were you? I was CTO, 1994-1998.