When you join the military, you get a unique work life that you won’t find with civilian jobs.
1. Military jobs are full of variety that you’re not going to find in an office job or most civilian jobs. Depending on your special skills and your assignment, you could do any of dozens of different tasks on a given day. You might work at a computer system for a few weeks, and then work in the field placing equipment or calibrating it. In any field you’re in, you might train on several different military jobs so that you know how to do anything that might be called for.
2. You won’t get laid off of military jobs. As long as you’re in the military, you have a guaranteed job with guaranteed pay and benefits.
3. No matter how bad the economy gets, you can’t lose your retirement. When you have a 401k with a private company and the Dow drops or the mutual funds that are being used to fund your retirement lose value, your retirement money starts to disappear. You can have tens of thousands and lose it all. With military jobs, your retirement is guaranteed no matter what the economy does.