Joining the workforce is an opportunity for recent high school graduates to transition into adulthood by learning the responsibilities of holding down a full-time job and personal financial management. It’s also important to focus the job search on positions that allow for career growth, as opposed to typical jobs that hire teen workers.
Please see the links below to help you explore a wide range of career pathways.
Joining the military is a big decision. Below you will find some information and links about the various branches of the military and other important information.
- Interested in enlisting?
- Which branch is right for me?
- Marines: The Marines' mission is unique among the services. Marines serve on U.S. Navy ships, protect naval bases, guard U.S. embassies and provide an ever-ready quick strike force to protect U.S. interests anywhere in the world.
- Navy: The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
- Coast Guard: The Coast Guard manages six major operational mission programs: maritime law enforcement, maritime response, maritime prevention, marine transportation system management, maritime security operations, and defense operations.
- Army: exists to serve the American people, defend the nation, protect vital national interests and fulfill national military responsibilities.
- Army Reserve
- Air Force : The mission of the United States Air Force is to defend the United States of America and its global interests—to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.
- Space Force
- Homeland Security (Customs & Border Patrol)
- Training and Testing
- Military Fitness
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.