Women in the Navy – Career Opportunities and more

Are you a woman interested in joining the Navy? This is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career that is sure to put you on the path to reaching all your goals. But before you go any further you need to make a few very important decisions.

Once you decide that the Navy is the right choice, it is time to search through your many job options.

For more information on joining the Navy, click here to request a free information packet.

Joining the Navy – Not just for Men

The myth that only men can be part of the Navy must be debunked. This is not true now, and never will be in the future. The Navy is more than happy to take on both men and women, as long as they are dedicated to serving their country and are ready to take on a rewarding career.

In the Navy, women and men are treated the same. You can choose from many job specialties, some of which were considered male-dominated in the past.

Train for an In Demand Position

One thing that you need to know about the Navy is this: every job is exciting. From a Naval Reactors Engineer who focuses on design to an Electronics Technician who is interested in nuclear propulsion, there are plenty of career paths to choose from – all of which will get you excited about going to work every day.

At this time, there are many positions in the Navy that are in great demand. It does not matter if you are a man or a woman. If you are interested in top notch training and putting your all into your job, one of the following positions may be perfect for you.

Naval Aviator: you can be part of an aviation team that is responsible for piloting aircraft and directing flight missions. In short, this is a very important position that is currently in high demand.

Navy Diver: do you live the water? Are you ready to put this interest to good use in the Navy? As a Navy Diver you will complete tasks related to underwater salvage, submarine rescue, and repair and maintenance. When you are a Navy diver you get to spend a lot of time in the water, working with your hands. Talk about the best of both worlds!

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician: this is by far one of the most in demand jobs in the Navy. This position is not just for men. If you are a woman you can also excel as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. Your job is to identify and diffuse explosive devices. While dangerous at times, this is an in demand job that will make you part of an essential Navy unit.

Aviation Rescue Swimmer: again, if you enjoy the water this is a position to consider. The name says it all. As an Aviation Rescue Swimmer you are in charge of rescue operations. Not only are you involved with an action packed job, but you get to help others at the same time.

Builder: do you enjoy working with your hands? With this job you can take on tasks including building bridges to constructing runways.

Women in the Navy – Career Paths

Regardless of your background and interests, there is a job in the Navy that will suit you well. With hundreds of positions to choose from there is no doubt that you will find a job that is rewarding and full of opportunities.

No matter if you are interested in working with your hands as a builder or becoming a Navy doctor, you will have access to the best training – both in the classroom and on the job.

The best way to choose a Navy career opportunity is to learn more about your options. This starts with gathering information on varying career fields including: Arts and Education, Aviation, Business and Legal, Chaplain and Support, Engineering and Applied Science, Health Care, Information and Technology, Nuclear Energy, Service and Safety, and Special Warfare/Special Operations.

Equal Opportunity in the Navy

It is unfortunate, but women are often times discriminated against in the workplace. Fortunately, this is never the case in the Navy. Instead, you will receive equal pay as well as the opportunity to reach the highest point in your profession.

Along with professional development the Navy will help you grow as a person. From education opportunities to the best benefits around, when you are part of the Navy you are taken care of from day one.

Women have access to both officer careers and enlisted careers.

Enlisted careers are usually “hands on” and range from law enforcement to construction and much more.

Officer careers often times require a college education. A career as an officer gives you the chance to provide leadership to others. From health care to aviation to engineering, there are officer jobs available in almost every career field.

Make the Most of your Life in the Navy

If you are not truly dedicated to the Navy and protecting your country you should think twice before joining. This is a great way to advance yourself, both personally and professionally, but only if you put your heart into becoming the best person possible.

When you become part of the Navy you gain access to a whole new world – one that most people never get to see. From traveling the globe to training from the best professionals in your industry, you enjoy it all.

Do not let anybody tell you that the Navy is no place for a woman. This is not true. If you are ready to take control of your life you owe it to yourself to consider a career in the Navy.

11 Responses to "Women in the Navy – Career Opportunities and more"

  1. vidya dhari  January 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Hai sir,
    I am studying B.TECH(electronics and communication).I am very interested in joining navy.Being a woman what kind Of jobs can i get?plzz reply me to [email protected].I will be very thankful to you.

  2. Amy  July 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Hey, I’m I’m Amy and I’m in nine going into year ten, and my options I’ve choose is P.e and health and social, And I’m a strong swimmer and I would like to do stuff that includes water, what job with be best for me?

  3. Amy  July 16, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Hey, I’m I’m Amy and I’m in nine going into year ten, and my options I’ve choose is P.e and health and social, And I’m a strong swimmer and I would like to do stuff that includes water, what job will be best for me?

  4. larryf  July 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Amy, thank you for your interest and planning ahead for a career in the Navy. I would recommend going to the official Navy careers website. May not separate women jobs vs men since the military does not (officially) segregate. My best.

  5. pushpa  January 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    i am studying degree second year i want to join indian navy please give me one oppurthunity

  6. larryf  January 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Have no ideals/recommendations for the Indian Navy. Sorry. We’re strictly US Navy here. My best. lf

  7. IzanM  March 19, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Hello. I would like to ask what are the challenges for women navy officers working with male-dominated career? In less than 2 week, I will undergo Armed Forces Commissioning Board in Brunei for as a military officers and I’m interested working with the navy. I know US Navy and Royal Brunei Navy is different but I just want to know the rough ideas about women in the navy. Thank you. You may email me to [email protected]

  8. saira  October 22, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I would be apply for navy job

  9. Sharneel  April 20, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Hi am Mera I love to cook and be in the kitchen so what kind of job is suitable for me

  10. larryf  May 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Call your local Navy recruiter and you’ll be sent all the cooking info that you’ll need. Since all branches have ‘cooks’ you may want to also call the other branches. Keep in mind, as a Navy cook, you may be on a ship much of the time.

  11. Morgan Carey  June 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Hello my name is Morgan. I am currently fi ishing EMT school. I’m interested in becoming a corpsman and working in the field with Marines. Are there worpsWOMEN too?

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