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    Hi! I am now a soldier and I don't have college degree. I don't want to leave army right now but i want to plan what to do in the future. So, do you have any advice what job can I get without a degree?

  • #2
    You can either try to pursue a degree after leaving the Army or work right after leaving.

    Are you competent with manual jobs? Plumbing, electrician, Roofer. They make a good living.

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    • #3
      Are private security contractors still a thing in Iraq/Afghanistan?

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      • #4
        My advice is not to focus on getting a job solely because of your military service/MOS. Unless it's something you legitimately want to do, you'll likely find yourself feeling just as trapped and miserable or disenfranchised as you are in the service. Seen it too often with my peers after getting out of the Marine Corps.

        Find a career that interests you. Go to trade school or university as necessary. Leverage your military service instead as critical life experience that will enable you to work harder, as part of a team, and take initiative/leadership when necessary.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ratamacue View Post
          My advice is not to focus on getting a job solely because of your military service/MOS. Unless it's something you legitimately want to do, you'll likely find yourself feeling just as trapped and miserable or disenfranchised as you are in the service. Seen it too often with my peers after getting out of the Marine Corps.

          Find a career that interests you. Go to trade school or university as necessary. Leverage your military service instead as critical life experience that will enable you to work harder, as part of a team, and take initiative/leadership when necessary.

          Bold part is most important
          People are trying to sell their former position, not what their former position can bring for a future/new position
          Being fomerly in the military is not important for most of jobs (except some specific ones like security). What you learned (work hard, under harsh conditions if formely deployed, being adaptable and versatile, etc...), what you can bring from your former military job into your new job (team work, initiative, team management if so....etc) is what is important

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          • #6
            Yes. I know that firefighters for example look for all that.

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            • #7
              Douglas, I was never in the military so take this with a pinch of salt but dependant upon what country you're in,you may find specialist recruiting agencies set up for former military people.
              This one is in the UK for example - http://www.forcesrecruitment.co.uk/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stonecutter View Post
                Are private security contractors still a thing in Iraq/Afghanistan?
                Yes, a friend just took such a job. First some orientation training near Atlanta, Georgia then he's off to Afghanistan. Pay is very good but his wife is not happy about it.

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                • #9
                  I have found that the fake casting couch is a pretty lucrative gig

                  It’s worth a try

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                  • #10
                    What do you want to do? Where do you live or want to live? How well do you want to live?

                    Without a degree I would recommend an apprentice position such as an electrician or plumber. The pay is okay for entry level but it takes a few years to get to journeyman which pays much better. This is the 21st century and you have to compete with robots so you really need higher education. Plan for it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by breki View Post
                      I have found that the fake casting couch is a pretty lucrative gig

                      It’s worth a try
                      Doesn’t pay much but the benefits are incredible

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stonecutter View Post

                        Doesn’t pay much but the benefits are incredible
                        Can’t argue with free cream pie

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                        • #13
                          I think a job as proofreader is out of the question. / sorry had to slip in a bit of dry humor /


                          seriously are you in US or elsewhere? Also 1st question do you want to work outside or inside until you are age 70?

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                          • #14
                            I’m thinking he’s from China

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                            • #15
                              Thank all of you. I am not from China I will look for a job in US. I will think of being an electrician or plumber, thank you for advice!

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