Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic

Helicopter Concentration

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School requirements

Training

Environment

Salary

Who I researched

What I learned

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School Requirements

The only requirement is to have a high school diploma.

Training

The Navy sends all new recruits to the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. After I graduate I will then go to Pensacola, Florida to do advanced training on the aircraft type I have chosen. This can last 6-8 weeks.
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Environment

In the Navy, I will have the opportunity to work aboard aircraft carriers and naval airbases all around the world.
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Salary

Salary is based on rank. I will be started out at $1547 a month, this will increase based on the number of years I am in and when I get promoted.

Successful Person

I researched the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. MCPON Stevens was an Aviation Structural Mechanic. He started his career in June of 1983 and ended up becoming the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy in September of 2012.
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What I learned

I learned that this job is both physically and mentally demanding. I will be working in all weather conditions, day and night.