I am set on the ICU. I totally understand that it is very hard to land a position in the ICU as a new grad. I plan on applying to many hospitals and hopefully getting on some unit and then being able to transfer to ICU. At any rate, I am thinking if I join the Air Force or Navy there would be a decent chance of getting a job in the ICU. The pay won't be as good as where I live, but its only 3 years of service. However, I am wondering if getting into the ICU in the military as a new grad is just as hard as a civilian.