For the last few months I've always had my mind set on going in as CMT(Combat Medical Technician). I finish college around June time (I'm finishing my Public Services course) and was hoping to go straight in. I passed my BARB test, literacy and numeracy test with flying colours. The sergeant then proceeded to show me what jobs I'm eligible for and I was in for a nasty surprise for combat medical technician, it says on the sheet; - Vacancies this period: 0 - Vacancies next period: 0 - Next Vacancy: 05/10/09 Wow, October thats a while. It MASSIVELY giants the other jobs waiting lists. Most jobs with waiting lists are late January, February, no later than April then BOOM, October for CMT. I couldn't imagine it being so popular. The sergeant told me it could even be early next year to start training as a CMT. He then briskly handed me some engineering books and I think he was slyly trying to hint to me to reconsider down that path. Can anybody tell me how solid these stats are and why it is giants every other waiting list massively? I'm more interested in the medical area than others, and my qualifications are pretty decent and I've been tempted to perhaps go for ODP (Operating Department Practitioner). You get paid to go to uni, good promotional aspects, good wage. But at the end of the day I think I need more action than that job. But then, I barely know much at all about either job. The Sergeant emphasized to me that I can remain as CMT, but with such a MASSIVE waiting list I'm not too sure. Greatly confused at the moment.