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Lantern Swinger
Hi I'm Rohanna and I'm new here! :)
I have my test on the 1st June, I'm a little worried I must admit as maths is not a strong point of mine :(
Ive been revising for a few months and I think/hope I'm going to be OK!

My 1st choice job is Medical assistant and I have heard that you have to score pretty high to achieve this career! Like I said I hope I've put in enough revision! I'm not sure what to put as my second choice yet!

anyways be nice to hear from a Medical Assistant to get an insight on the job!

Can't wait to get to Raleigh and become a Sailor and do something good with my life!!!


Lantern Swinger
I would'nt have even thought about joining if I could'nt take a bit of banter! :lol:

Is'nt it one of the job descriptions?? :lol:
Rolotp said:
I would'nt have even thought about joining if I could'nt take a bit of banter! :lol:

Is'nt it one of the job descriptions?? :lol:
Welcome to the site and as has been highlighted don't take us too seriously. Good luck as an M.A i'm sure you will get plenty of experience as a medic in these difficult times.
It used to be that, regardless of what illness or ailment you were suffering from,
the treatment was always the same - Wire Brush and Paraffin.

So why the high score? Have things changed?

thingy said:
I thought only men could become MAs........... Since when were Wrens allowed to serve afloat o_O

Concerned of Camelford
I regret to inform you Sir, that they recently got the vote as well 8O :D
Hello, I'm Jen an I too am applying to be an MA.

I am currently in my 2nd year of my undergraduate degree reading Theology and English, but have worked in numerous care homes for young adults, the elderly, physically disabled persons and homes specialising in mental health issues. I think the Navy provides the physical challenge I need, the hands-on approach and working on your own initiative that most people (especially those who I study with at Uni) don't have!

I handed my application form in last week and have been told my PT will be July, which is great because I'll have completed my 2nd year and exams will be over! My worry is the PJFT, but having read through some threads and I have enough time to practice, practice, practice and most of you seem to have had no trouble with it really.

I am less worried about waiting times etc, because I plan to complete my degree (July 2010), so any time after that will be great.

I enjoy reading about other people's experiences going through the process, it's all very exciting.

Jen :p

If you have a degree, there may well be other career opportunities available to you that may challenge you more. If you're set on being an MA then don't let anyone talk you out of it, but I'd recommend you at least have a look at some of the other options you could take :)

(Edited to remove mistakes created by fat fingers! :oops: )

Yes I was told I was "overqualified" for an MA, but I've had a long look through the options and although on paper it may seem I am overqualified, in reality I feel I'd learn an awful lot and embark on a different challenge. However, there is always the possibility I've missed another option which I'd be better suited to. But, at this moment in time, I feel I've conquered the academic challenge, and need something new and exciting and well away from civvy-street!




Book Reviewer
You may be selling yourself a bit short if you gain your degree. Have another look at your options. On a lighter note, do you have any pics? I can normally work out which branch is best for you after a peek.

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