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I am currently a freshman in university majoring in Cognitive Psychology with a (built-in) minor of Philosophy and a plan to minor in (possibly) Biology or Spanish. It is my understanding that getting a career in this field all depends on the licenses I get, and I plan to get my masters in Social Work (when I get there that is). My dad, who is currently in the Army, has brought to my attention that it would be in my best interest to join a military branch of my choice after getting my bachelors and work as a counselor and come into the military as an officer. I know many healthcare workers such as doctors, counselors, and nurses in the Army, however I am wanting to join the Air Force.

Because I am a freshman I realize that I have a few years to figure this out but I just wanted to hear some feedback from anyone who works for the military as a psychologist or counselor, or can answer any of the following questions regarding this sort of career.

1. How competitive (or how is the outlook) on a job as a mental health worker if I join the Air Force?
2. If you are currently in this position or know someone who is, where would I find a point of contact?

I may have more questions later, but at the moment I am weighing my options. Thanks in advance!
 

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Psychology is not exactly a burgeoning field.

Chances are if you do get a college degree and join the air force you will be something unrelated to it.

One of my Uncles is career Air force. He has a double degree in Computer Science/Engineering, MBA in Business Management and his Masters in National Security Policy/Cybersecurity

He spent most of his career flying cargo planes until he was promoted to full bird Colonel and moved given a teaching position at the Naval War College. Where he teaches about Flying!
 

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Psychology is not exactly a burgeoning field.

Chances are if you do get a college degree and join the air force you will be something unrelated to it.

One of my Uncles is career Air force. He has a double degree in Computer Science/Engineering, MBA in Business Management and his Masters in National Security Policy/Cybersecurity

He spent most of his career flying cargo planes until he was promoted to full bird Colonel and moved given a teaching position at the Naval War College. Where he teaches about Flying!
Hmm... My dad mentioned something about people working in healthcare where they come in with a degree and specialise. I kind of figured that psychology itself isn't that reliable of a field without further education and certifications...
 
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