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Military Workers, Officers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Your educational preparation will depend to an extent on your career goals. You need a college education to be a military officer. Take classes in mathematics, including advanced classes such as algebra and geometry, and science. Computer science classes are helpful also since many positions require technical skills. History classes, government classes, and classes covering geography provide a good foundation. Strong communication skills are needed so take English and writing classes. Foreign language classes may expand job opportunities. Also be sure to take physical education classes throughout high school. You are required to pass physical and medical tests when you apply to the service, so you will need to be in good physical condition.

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