I'm considering joining the military with my bachelors degree which would automatically make me an officer. Through the program, I would complete about 6 years earning my PhD in psychology (funded by the military), then graduate and go to boot camp for only five weeks. Not only will they pay for my education under the contract, but they'll supply a monthly spending budget of just over $2,000. Even if I choose to stay in for only four years, I could earn my PhD in psychology and have the credentials to start my own practice and make a living in the 6 figure finance bracket.
What do you think? Do the pros outweigh the cons? What are some of the negative factors? Has anyone here joined the military with their bachelors degree as an officer? What was your experience like? Any tips or advice I'd need to know?