Retiring from a military position and moving into civilian life can be a challenge.
It’s a big transition, and if a veteran decides to stay in the work force, the question is what is a good career to take a look at?
Because many military personnel retire at a young age, they still want to work.
More and more companies are making it a higher priority to hire military vets; some that are known for doing a strong here are GE, USAA and Verizon.
Home Inspection – An example of a viable option
Some veterans may choose a career that they can do on their own rather than working for a big corporation, and that’s a good option, too.
One career to take a look at surprisingly could be a home inspector.
Here are 4 Reasons Why Home Inspecting is a Great Career Choice for Vets:
- Low Startup Cost – You can start with some basic things like a laptop and a clear space to work – which can even be your kitchen table. Many jobs have higher start-up costs, but with home inspection, it’s fairly low. You will have to pay for training and licensing, but that should quickly come back to you;
- Low Overhead – Once you’ve got your business going, it won’t cost much to keep it running. You don’t really need an office to pay rent on or anyone else working with you who you’d have to pay. You’re biggest expenses may be keeping your memberships current and paying for tools and mileage;
- Education is easy – Licensing is fairly easy and can be flexible. You can do this at your convenience when it makes sense for you and on your own timeline;
- Convenience – You can schedule your own hours and take time off when you need it. You can take clients and appointments on as you see fit, and you are the one who can best know what you can handle so you can keep your schedule manageable. You can set your hours and provide the freedom that may work so well for you.
Whether you are looking at a career in a big corporation, a small business or running your own business, you have some great options.
With a military background, you have excellent training and skills at the ready.
Now you can start something new that provides you convenience and satisfaction.
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About the Author: Heather Legg is an independent writer who covers topics related to social media, small business and education.
Hi Heather, thanks for this useful information. Leaving the military to join the civilian rat race is no tea party. So if one decides to be self reliant, that is a good idea. And if one can advertise ones products or services through blogging, the reward will be worth the effort.