Started a thread awhile back about my possible interest in joining the Air Force.
I am currently 23 years old with my Bachelor's. When I was younger I had always considered joining. My initial plan was to get my bachelor's degree (criminal justice) and get into a police department. However, with budget cuts and the economy it has been difficult to find any places hiring, and those who do tend to take prior police or military experience.
With that said, I am currently enrolled in classes trying to get my MBA to provide better job opportunities for myself, and hopefully career growth. However, the thought of joining has once again crossed my mind. If I do join, I would go the officer route since I have my degree. I'd love to be able to join, gain some great experience & knowledge as well as being able to experience different areas of the country or world.
I know the Air Force has had some major cut backs lately, so I ask. Is it even worth trying to go the officer route? If so, what are some of the better positions to try and get into. Also, will they pay for my MBA if I get it when I am in? Currently have student loans so is that something they would pay for as well?
I realize this is a lot of information and questions, but for it to make sense to me, I'd like to have as much information and wisdom from those who have went through it.