Civil Engineer in the Air Force
Although I’m only 14 years old, I know what I want to be when I grow up. I have always liked making and fixing items with my hands. I like to be inside the garage working on projects with my hands instead of being inside playing games. Currently I’m getting A’s and B’s which accounts for my 3.8 GPA in eighth grade. I will hopefully increase my study habits in high school because I want to attend Bowling Green State University and get an ROTC and a degree in Mechanical Engineering. When I grow up, I want to be a Civil Engineer in the US Air Force.
I will become a Civil Engineer for the Air Force by attending Bowling Green State University to get a ROTC and Civil Engineering degree. During highschool I will take as many math classes I can, and attempt to get at least a 3.8 GPA. I will have to increase my study habits, and do my best to understand what my teacher tells me. Once I graduate highschool, I will apply to go to BGSU to obtain a ROTC and Civil Engineering degree. To become a civil engineer in the Air Force it is required you have a bachelor's degree in civil, electrical, environmental, construction, architectural, industrial or mechanical engineering. I will do my best at paying attention to my professors, and study way more than what I do now. Once I get the degrees I will go into the Air Force.
To achieve my goal of being a Civil Engineer, I need to pay attention in college. It will require a lot of different skills to become a civil engineer in the Air Force according to https://www.airforce.com/careers/detail/civil-engineer . I will need to have knowledge of engineering and construction. I will need to have a minimum 12 months’ experience in subspecialty field which is a medical course i will need to take. I can not be taller than 6’8”, or have a record of claustrophobia or emotional instability. Even though if I still have all of these skills, I will still need to go to an Air Force Academy (AFA).
Being an Engineer in the Air Force will take me to many different places on the Earth. Even though I will live in Ohio over the time I am at home, I could be stationed in Japan, the US, Germany, Turkey, Afghanistan, Guam, and many more in the meantime according to time.com. 23,600 job s a year is opened to be a regular civil engineer. The typical Air Force Civil Engineer salary is $78,049. Civil Engineer salaries at US Air Force can range from $51,360-$104,000 according to www.glassdoor.com. There will always be opportunity to move up in the Air Force. If I was to stay in this career I would need to work this job for 20 years then retire at age 42-44.
What I learned about my future is that I need to start paying attention in school especially now since i am going into highschool next year. My grades will affect my chances of going to BGSU and getting a degree in Civil Engineering. In this career I will have enough money to live off of and pay all the things career day has shown me.