Pros of a Military Career

The military is a great career choice for anyone that can handle it. The job provides benefits like no other in the civilian world, and even provides a sense of fulfillment for many people. The only question is whether or not it is a job you can handle. In order to help you determine that, we have compiled a list of pros and cons related to military service. By reading this you will get a basic idea of what you have to look forward to in a military career.

  • You will have stable employment, as the military rarely makes cutbacks. On top of that you will have a stable paycheck delivered directly into your bank account on the first and fifteenth of every month.

  • The military provides free housing, food and even medical care. This is something that you will not find in any civilian job. Not having to pay for your healthcare is a definite plus, and not having to spend your money on housing is even better. At the lowest ranks of the military you will have $1500 per month to spend or save as you see fit.


  • You will travel to many different places and see many different things, whether you are stationed at a base in the middle east, Japan, or on a cruiser in the middle of the ocean. No matter what, you are going to see things that most people only dream of.


  • According to what you mention on your military resume, you have the flexibility to choose your own job in the military, and depending on what you choose you may actually be entitled to a sign-on bonus. This bonus could range from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.