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Old 01-31-2018, 06:01 AM
 
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I've had some pretty bad luck on the side finding a job. I looked into becoming an Officer and I hear it is pretty backed up, like people getting in now dont ship till 2019. Something which doesnt appeal to me. What would occur if I were to join the AF with a Masters, would I start out as a basic airman or have a few ranks under my belt?
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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You would start as an E3. What is your Master's in? There may be some in-need things you can do. Is it an MBA? If so, looking into MSC officer vs regular officer.

Otherwise, there are lots of enlisted people with Master's degrees- although most earn them later.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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You should calculate your earning potential. It might be more beneficial in the long run to wait until 2019.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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You would start as an E3. What is your Master's in? There may be some in-need things you can do. Is it an MBA? If so, looking into MSC officer vs regular officer.

Otherwise, there are lots of enlisted people with Master's degrees- although most earn them later.
Masters of public administration, the public sector version of an MBA.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:31 AM
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Have you talked to an Officer Selection recruiter? If not, get yourself to one today, right now.

No offense to the mustangs but having a MPA and going in enlisted is a waste of material at both ends of the equation, for both you and the Air Force.

Also, check the Navy.
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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Have you talked to an Officer Selection recruiter? If not, get yourself to one today, right now.

No offense to the mustangs but having a MPA and going in enlisted is a waste of material at both ends of the equation, for both you and the Air Force.

Also, check the Navy.
I did, all I got back was "Well we only have spots for pilots right now"
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Spouse enlisted in the Navy with an M.S.
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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Spouse enlisted in the Navy with an M.S.
How did it work out for them?
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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He is a Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8) and loves it.
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:38 PM
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I did, all I got back was "Well we only have spots for pilots right now"

Be a pilot then. Seriously, the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

More seriously, check the Navy.

Full disclosure, I was Navy and was one of those who had the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
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