A career with the United States Military can result in long term benefits that go beyond a pension and life-time medical care. For individuals who are serve the United States Military for more than 20 years, the benefits can include opportunities in the private sector at a second career, utilizing skills and knowledge gained during service.
The Value of a Military Background
Many employers actively seek potential new employees who have a military background. They value the discipline, decision-making skills and attention to detail that veterans offer them as employees. There are several websites that are dedicated to veteran job seekers and the types of jobs posted on these sites are wide-ranging and include sales, customer service, security, computer and technical jobs. Additionally, many municipalities and government agencies leap at the opportunity to hire an individual with military experience for positions like police officer, fire fighters, patrol officers and investigators.
Beyond the Job
Besides career opportunities, other benefits from a military career include the GI Bill for future educational goals, access to VA home loans, access to medical care, and job search assistance once you leave the military. Additionally, if you decide you want to continue working within the United States governmental system, as a veteran, particularly if you are a disabled veteran, you will have access to job openings within the Department of Veterans Affairs.