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1. Administration and Support Jobs
Many of the administration roles are non-combat and are carried out at base. They are generally safe roles to be in and provide good career choices once your military term is over. They are essential for the moral of the troops and to ensure that the military machine runs smoothly.
2. Financial Management Technician
This position is the military equivalent to a bookkeeper or accountant. You will be required to prepare and maintain budgets and accounting systems. To pay invoices and process check’s, to deal with travel expenses and prepare financial reports. You will calculate military pay and analyze financial data. You role is to keep the financial wheels of the military moving.
3. Human Resources Specialist
As a Human Resources Specialist you will be maintaining support to keep Soldiers combat ready. The role covers both the health and general welfare of the military staff. You will be involved in strength assessment as well as personnel records and accountability, postal services and keeping emergency contact data.
4. Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialists
Your main responsibilities are the decontamination of showers and personnel clothing. Your job duties will include bulk laundry, mobile shower units and alteration and repair of uniforms.
Other administration and support roles to consider are Chaplain, Quartermaster and Supply Specialists.
5. Legal Jobs
Jobs in the Legal Services also tend to be non-combatant and you will usually be on base or even State side. These are important roles essential to the smooth running of the military.
6. Paralegal Specialist
Your role is to provide legal advice and support in all areas of the law that affect your base and commanders. You will be required to prepare legal documents for areas including criminal law, contract law and international law. You will also assist in will preparation, separation documents and other areas of family law.
Other Legal roles to consider are Criminal Investigations Specialist, Internment Specialists and Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Attorney.
7. Medical Jobs
Medical jobs that are non-combatant are usually safe.
8. Dental Specialist
Your primary role is to assist the Dentist and to maintain the dental office and equipment. Job duties are wide ranging and cover preparation of instruments, assessing the patient’s vitals and the administration of anesthesia. You will learn skills from dental hygiene and preventative dentistry to office procedures and x-ray techniques. This is a very valuable role with good civilian career prospects.
Other Medical roles to consider include Animal Care Specialist, Biomedical Equipment Specialist, Optical Laboratory Specialist and Pharmacy Specialist. There are many more medical roles which are non combatant and provide safe military careers with skills easily transferred to civilian life.
No military job is completely safe as you will often be operating in combat zones and you could be deployed in another role if needed, but these are some of the safest military roles available.
4 Responses to “Eight of the Safest Military Jobs”
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August 10th, 2016 at 11:10 am 0 0
My 17 year old daughter has a desire to work in some aspect of bookkeeping or secretarial. Will she still need to prepare for a physical and bootcamp for a position like that?
August 10th, 2016 at 11:25 am 0 0
Hey Amy, I could offer my opinion but the only opinion that counts is that of your recruiter. I would give them a ring and get the right answer straight from the horse’s mouth. Thanks for looking out for your daughter… great mom!
December 14th, 2016 at 7:24 pm 0 0
are there jobs for people who want to become an automotive engineer?A non combat job
December 16th, 2016 at 8:30 am 0 0
Hey Kevin, call your branch recruiter. I recommend calling each branch and talk to someone with automotive engineer knowledge. Good luck.
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