I'm interested in joining the Marines AFTER I go to college. I'm lost about what I want to do after that, so I'm wondering what I should study. I do well in math, and while I love military history, I don't like reading or writing much. Any ideas on good future careers that fit with the Marines, too?
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There are few decisions as life altering as the one to pursue the purpose, pride and honor of becoming a United States Marine. How you choose to define your service, to your nation and the world, is the next important decision. Each role in the Marine Corps serves a critical purpose and requires unique and highly desirable skills. From warfighting operations to humanitarian relief, every effort requires that our entire Corps serve together as a single, cohesive force. There are hundreds of Marine Corps roles in support of these operations, and this tool can help you begin to find your place among the Few.
First off, I recommend that you visit a local recruiter. Have you considered being a Non Commissioned Officer or a Commissioned Officer? With a college degree you may have the option of either. There is a general test called an ASVAP test that you can take without studying (at first) and it will show you the natural strengths that you have. With that being said, it will give you the opportunity to narrow down a career that you will succeed at in the Marines.
Once you take the test and discuss your options with a recruiter, they should be able to help you choose a courses towards a degree that will benefit you and the Marines.
On a side not, I highly recommend that you look into all of the branches of the US Armed Forces. The recruiters should all be located in the same building. Sometimes we think that we know what we want without any knowledge of other options. Maybe you might be a better candidate for be a Navy, Army, or Air Force member. Knowledge is power, so the more research you do the better.