The United States Military offers numerous opportunities for training in jobs that are in high demand in the civilian world. Many employers recognize and value the discipline and decision- making skills that former military personnel bring to their employers.
Jobs in Demand
There are numerous military jobs for which soldiers are trained and gain experience that are in high demand in the civilian world. Examples of these types of jobs include heavy equipment operators, heavy equipment mechanics, construction engineers, construction project managers, computer programers, network engineers and medical specialists (respiratory, x-ray, radiology, dental, etc).
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One of the great benefits of joining the military, whether you join the Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force, is that they will provide you with excellent training to pursue your specialized work. Should you decide that you want to continue your training, you can utilize the GI Bill and pursue a college or technical degree. The new Post 9/11 GI Bill (effective August 2009) provides full tuition, a housing stipend while you are in school and an annual stipend for books and other supplies. Additionally, the military has a program to provide assistance should you need tutoring services.