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17 minutes ago, Islandgirl93 said:

sort of contemplating enlisting along side my husband. I’m only ever good at the sciences and anything health related. Any active duty soldiers, airmen or sailors here I could private message?  Please helpp!!! 

There are a couple of us who are active, retired,  or a veteran. So ask away

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8 minutes ago, Islandgirl93 said:

@HRQX yes that part I know. But I want other people’s opinion on the best medical job. I already have college credits but not a Bachelors degree. 

Well what do you want to do, and what service are you looking at? Honestly I would look in to the Army for you. But since you don't have a Bachelor's degree you will more than likely have to start out as Enlisted unfortunately.

 

https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/medical-and-emergency.html

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On ‎11‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 1:11 PM, Islandgirl93 said:

sort of contemplating enlisting along side my husband. I’m only ever good at the sciences and anything health related. Any active duty soldiers, airmen or sailors here I could private message?  Please helpp!!! 

which kind of medical jobs are you interested in? Check the Army 68 series MOS. Or if you want, you can message me.

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I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

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41 minutes ago, pcke2000 said:

which kind of medical jobs are you interested in? Check the Army 68 series MOS. Or if you want, you can message me.

Yeah that's the link I put above is of the 68 series jobs. 

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And I believe the Army is the only branch that guarantees your job (MOS) once you sign up the enlistment contract.


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Hardcopy Extension Letter): 2018-12-10

ROC I-751 Biometrics: 2019-07-02

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As a person in the same shoes as you, (contemplating enlisting) I can offer my own advice, though I never served.

 

Wife was in the process of enlisting and her recruiter and me got into a long talk on a 30-40 minute drive across town to another recruiting office as she needed special permission to enlist while married to me cause security clearance and the like. He told me a lot, firstly, you will HAVE to go in as an enlisted, officer is citizen only despite if you have a bachelors degree, secondly, you will have a really, really limited amount of jobs you will be able to do, look at how many jobs the Army offers, MOS' are probably around 100+, you will be eligible for only 20 of those cause anything above the minimal security clearance is unachievable until you personally enlist, so in a few years you could cross-train/cross-rate into another occupation but for now you are stuck, but that isnt necessarily that bad depending on the branches you are joining! and thirdly, youre going to have a long... long journey to joining. The admin recently put in rules to stop green card holders from shipping out as fast as they can. In the past, you used to ship as fast as citizens shipped but now its much longer due to background checks, I have read the background checks in some countries are pretty basic, if youre from somewhere that is pretty friendly with the US, like Australia it can take like 6 months but if youre from somewhere like Thailand, you might have a harder time, I read on reddit about this one person joining and they even called his parents and his family friends out of nowhere, that'll take even longer. To be fair it isnt that hard though, some recruiters can send you to MEPS and you'll be given the ship date of 1st Jan, XXXX until the background check is completed, you'll still be in the DEP program but you will feel like youre getting played around a little bit more, though chances are you will rank up in the DEP program and go into boot camp more prepared and some recruiters will wait for the background check to be done before sending you to MEPs. I read that on reddit and a few other military forums from recruiters there and from green card holders enlisting so I dont know how accurate it is but it seems to be more branch based as Navy allows people to go to MEPs way before while the Army actually gives specific bonuses and recruiters get props for shipping candidates within 30-60s days of leaving MEPs. It's all relative.

 

Sorry for the long paragraph but I saw other people offering their take like this so I felt like doing the same. You have college credits so you will be able to join any branch BUT the Air Force and Coast Guard. Job advice, don't join either if you want a guaranteed job as those two are the only branches where you will not get a guaranteed job and are harder to join anyway if you dont have a 10 year GC (almost impossible.) The Navy has a job called hospital corpsman, there are many jobs in the Army which offer similar roles but HM (hospital corpsman rate abbreviation) has such a wide variety from dental assistant to being a diver to being an occupational therapist. It has a slower rate of progression but I think its very fulfilling from what I've seen and people generally love being a corpsman. Also Navy lifestyle is much nicer than Army lifestyle, same with the housing and locations.

 

Long tedious paragraph over...  

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1 hour ago, ohcoffeeeyes said:

As a person in the same shoes as you, (contemplating enlisting) I can offer my own advice, though I never served.

 

Wife was in the process of enlisting and her recruiter and me got into a long talk on a 30-40 minute drive across town to another recruiting office as she needed special permission to enlist while married to me cause security clearance and the like. He told me a lot, firstly, you will HAVE to go in as an enlisted, officer is citizen only despite if you have a bachelors degree, secondly, you will have a really, really limited amount of jobs you will be able to do, look at how many jobs the Army offers, MOS' are probably around 100+, you will be eligible for only 20 of those cause anything above the minimal security clearance is unachievable until you personally enlist, so in a few years you could cross-train/cross-rate into another occupation but for now you are stuck, but that isnt necessarily that bad depending on the branches you are joining! and thirdly, youre going to have a long... long journey to joining. The admin recently put in rules to stop green card holders from shipping out as fast as they can. In the past, you used to ship as fast as citizens shipped but now its much longer due to background checks, I have read the background checks in some countries are pretty basic, if youre from somewhere that is pretty friendly with the US, like Australia it can take like 6 months but if youre from somewhere like Thailand, you might have a harder time, I read on reddit about this one person joining and they even called his parents and his family friends out of nowhere, that'll take even longer. To be fair it isnt that hard though, some recruiters can send you to MEPS and you'll be given the ship date of 1st Jan, XXXX until the background check is completed, you'll still be in the DEP program but you will feel like youre getting played around a little bit more, though chances are you will rank up in the DEP program and go into boot camp more prepared and some recruiters will wait for the background check to be done before sending you to MEPs. I read that on reddit and a few other military forums from recruiters there and from green card holders enlisting so I dont know how accurate it is but it seems to be more branch based as Navy allows people to go to MEPs way before while the Army actually gives specific bonuses and recruiters get props for shipping candidates within 30-60s days of leaving MEPs. It's all relative.

 

Sorry for the long paragraph but I saw other people offering their take like this so I felt like doing the same. You have college credits so you will be able to join any branch BUT the Air Force and Coast Guard. Job advice, don't join either if you want a guaranteed job as those two are the only branches where you will not get a guaranteed job and are harder to join anyway if you dont have a 10 year GC (almost impossible.) The Navy has a job called hospital corpsman, there are many jobs in the Army which offer similar roles but HM (hospital corpsman rate abbreviation) has such a wide variety from dental assistant to being a diver to being an occupational therapist. It has a slower rate of progression but I think its very fulfilling from what I've seen and people generally love being a corpsman. Also Navy lifestyle is much nicer than Army lifestyle, same with the housing and locations.

 

Long tedious paragraph over...  

heyyyyy best advice ever. We’re married almost 4 years so 10yr gc for sure. I don’t like uncertainty so I’d prefer to go army and actually know what I’m signing up for. Basically the same advice hubby gave me lol thanks man. I really appreciate it 

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