I am really interested in joining the military. I am just stuck in between the Navy and the Army. I'm not sure of what career to select either. I am interested in taking care of wounded soldiers on base or either becoming a linguist or phlebotomy. Also, the man I plan on marrying is going to be a Navy Seal. I want a job that will give me a greater advantage of seeing him, which won't be much I know. I get car, air, and sea sick.I am VERY fit. I am fixing to be 17 and am female. HELP
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Navy has careers in healthcare as well. If you don't have a bachelor's degree, then Hospital Corpsman would probably be best Navy rate (job) related to healthcare. Get with a recruiter and let them know your intentions.
One word of caution: Navy SEAL is very selective, so good luck to him but don't base your career decision (or at least your next 4-5 years) on him "definitely" making Navy SEAL. I'm not sure if Navy is good idea if you get motion sickness but just an consideration... aircraft carriers are really stable in the water and you generally don't feel the rocking and waves unless in really stormy waters, but that's just one platform of ship, you could be in any ship or not onboard at all depending on your rate.
If you do both become navy, you'll be able to "co-locate" which means you'll be in the same geographic area, just not same command.
Navy and Army are very different in way of life. If you are willing to be out at sea for months at a time, then the Navy is a good option. In my opinion, the Army promotes faster than the Navy, so you could progress more rapidly. The Army has many medical fields that you could peruse. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
I reccommend IF you have interest to be a linguist....CHINESE. OR ARABIC. These jobs can pay well after your service life. They can be fun too.
being a medic, you do phlebotomy, so its on in the same. I was a medic or a corpsman to be exact in the Navy. The training is good BUT none of it really transfers to the outside. in civilian world you need to be re-certified for everything.
Now if you like medicine, you can start as a medic, go to school while your in and after you leave and become a nurse or nurse practitioner or physician assistant or doctor and use the medic experience to bounce off of.
I say linguist.. If you really want you can be a linguist and take medical classes in college while you are in. then you have both.