By Brad - Sunday 20 Jul 2:53 pm
The benefits of getting an army job are many. The following are a few of them:
- 1. Get An Education For Free
Not only are your education costs paid for, you get PAID full-time wages to go to school. The army also has counselors available to help you in choosing the courses that you need to qualify for your chosen profession.
- 2. Protect Hearth and Home
An army job gives you the chance to protect hearth and home like no other job does.
- 3. Compensation
When comparing the income of similar civilian and army jobs, turns out that the army job pays more. The base pay is less, but once you factor in Housing, Food Allowance, Special Pay, Tax Advantages and Healthcare, the army job comes out on top.
Additionally, there are many other ways for a soldier to earn extra pay.
- 4. Extra Edge in Job Experience
At the time of enlistment, a soldier can opt to take advantage of the Partnership for Youth Success Program which will give him/her priority consideration for jobs at select companies (around 225 companies) all over the country in his post army job career. Many are Fortune 500 companies.
- 5. Retirement Plan
As a soldier, you have the option of contributing to a 401-K-type savings and investment plan which is more attractive and has more benefits than a regular civilian plan.
- 6. Physical Strength
There’s physically fit and then there’s army strong. The army will keep you in shape.
- 7. Adventure
If adventure is what you’re looking for, the army provides that in abundance.
- 8. Earn Professional Training Certificates
In your army job career you will have the opportunity to earn professional and trade certifications that will help you succeed in your civilian career.
- 9. Health Care
You and your family are automatically covered by a HMO type health care plan that provides health and dental coverage at little or no cost. Group Life Insurance called Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, is a low cost life insurance available for active duty and army reserve soldiers.
- 10. Vacation
The army feels that time off for a soldier is important to his well-being and that of his family. As a soldier in an active army job you get thirty days vacation a year, weekends off and national holidays off as well. As with any job, the necessity comes up occasionally to work weekends or holidays.
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