Im 18 and looking forward to finding a high salary career. People have told me to do something in the Airforce or Army etc. (Ive been told im good with animals, art and helping others) My question is I dont want to work with guns or go into war at all. I want to work with helping people or animals. Like a vetanarian or humanitarian, do they have those choices in the (navy, army, airforce ect)? Tell me EVERYTHING I need to know about this please, Or other recommendations
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So you won't make much on your pay grade in the military. Everyone in all branches get paid the same for their respective ranks. An E-4 infantry marine gets paid the same as an E-4 Air Force technician or E-4 sailor that works navigation on a submarine etc. The only real money some military people make is through signing contract bonuses. For example, there are Air Force bonuses that sign like an extra $100,000 for fighter pilots to fly for them for like 10 years. But besides that 100k they are still being paid whatever their rank is compared to anyone else with that same promotion and for an extended number of years that bonus isn't too huge.
There are tons of non combat roles. You'll need to do research and find an MOS for each branch that you'd like and see if there's a signing contract that guarantees you a shot at having that as your job. I don't know of any specifics on humanitarian or medial roles asides from Combat medics and military surgeons and nurses (and I doubt you'd want to be the former and with the latter two you'd need to go into med/nursing school same as any other doctor or nurse in the country).1
Most Helpful Girl
It doesn't seem like its easy!1