Most people think of combat when they consider a career in the military. These days, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, over 80% of the careers available in the U.S. military are not combat related. This means, less than 1 out of 5 jobs in the military are actually involved with combat. So you have to ask yourself, what kind of a career are you looking for and how can the military help you achieve that dream?
In these days of economic hardship, a career in the military has much to offer: housing, full medical, dental and vision care, education and training, paid travel, a solid retirement plan and the respect and admiration of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. You can join the military fresh out of high school and develop a profitable career that will transfer into the civilian sector when your tour of duty is done.
Tools, Tests And Training
There are as many jobs in the military as there are in civilian life. Doctors, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists, project managers, computer programmers, IT experts, security personnel, food service, construction, heavy equipment operators, musicians, scientists, emergency medical technicians, lawyers, police officers, pilots, engineers, sanitation experts, veterinarians, human resource experts, secretaries, teachers and drivers are all needed in today?s military environment. Very often, you can get all your training plus useful experience in any of these careers, all while serving your country and defending freedom around the world.
Even better, if you are unsure about what exactly you want to do, the military offers testing and assessment services to help you identify areas where you are most likely to succeed and then provide you with some of the best training available. It?s a win-win situation. The military trains you to be the best you can be and then you are armed with skills and experiences that are valuable no matter where you go.
Where Do I Sign?
All you have to do is contact your nearest recruiter and start asking questions. You can tell them where you would like to be stationed and the career you wish to pursue. You may very well be surprised at the resources the military makes available to its service members. After the initial assessments, the military will send you to educational and vocational trainings throughout your military career, at their expense. You then get on-the-job experience that will look good on any resume.
Not Just A Job
What you are bound to discover, however, is that you won?t want to go anywhere else. You can get a medical degree, a law degree, vocational training and a career that can take you anywhere in the world. Your salary and benefits increase each year and the camaraderie you experience as a member of the armed forces cannot be matched by any civilian conference or office party. Your fellow service members are like family, they are there when you need them, they care for your family, and they understand the lifestyle you live better than anyone on the outside ever could.
Sure, a career in the military has its drawbacks, just as any career does. You will travel away from your family at times for schooling and work assignments, you will have to always look and act your best, and you will be in the best physical shape of your life. A career in the military may be exactly what you are looking for.
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