I'm a 18 y/o looking for a wealthy future. I've been thinking about joining the military recently, gain some experience there and then perhaps advance and go work for security companies. Do you have guys have any other advice?
Lemme guess, a recruiter fed you those lies?
Go to a trade school and learn security, getting your certifications there. The Military won't give you certifications so you'll need to go to trade school anyway. You could also do college for criminal justice and shoot for being a police officer. It's a more dangerous job, but way safer than the military right now you can actually do more at your job to protect people making it more rewarding.
Pic related: An actual soldier getting married. Not everyone makes it out lucky... especially from the Middle East.
>And you can actually do more at your job to protect people making it more rewarding.
Typo there... still, yes, police protect people every day. The world always needs more good cops and people generally respect any officers they know. There's also the opportunity for advancement: officers aren't the top! If you want to protect and serve your country, being there among your neighbors helping people every day is one of the best ways to do it.
Everyone is going to disagree with me, but...
1. If you have a sense of discipline and committment
2. You don't mind a regimented life (at least in the beginning)
3. You can show FINANCIAL disciple;
4. Join the army at 18. Stay in for 20 years
5. Retire from the army at 38 years old (which is still very young) at (I think) 50% pay for life.
6. After that much time, you should have rank, at which point you enter the private service at a MUCH higher position.
7. While in the service, don't piss your money away on booze and broads. Since the military provides your basic needs, bank ALL (or close to all) of your pay.
So, you wind up 38 years old, with a minimum of $400k in cash (privates pay is 20k per year, so it's a minimum), a pension, and tons of career opportunities.
(assuming you don't get yourself killed, of course)
Less likely to be killed then.
I don't know anything about their retirement plan or pay.
Although... depending on how many languages you speak (especially if you speak chinese or arabic), you can still join our army, and get citizenship in the process.
>Retire from the army at 38 years old
Actually, the army will probably boot you out earlier than that. Typically people get injured in the army, so the army uses this as an excuse to boot you out and make room for some more 18 year olds instead of paying for your retirement. They are especially prone to kicking out people with RANK because they are expensive and new kids want the rank and will do the same rank for less money. I live in a military town. The "they kicked me out at 31 blues" is common.
Even worse, none of the injuries are ever bad enough for them to get disability and the military booted them so there's no safety net (goodbye retirement promises). This means the now ex-soldier with no real world work experience and no education has to go to college/trade school and start from scratch like they were 18. People already don't like to hire older folks, so they're at a disadvantage. "Military to work" programs exist because military people don't get hired. The suicide rates on ex-military are sky high for a reason. It's a sick reality.
Ahh, Sweeden does change things a little... though I wouldn't trust anything a recruiter says you. It's a recruiter's job to lie to you so you join the military. Talk to as many ex-military people as you can find. I say ex-military as they have a full perspective of life in and out of the military. That should show you the truth. Ask them how and when they went to college and how they left the military as well as why they left the military.
Personally, I'd still stay away from the military. Unless things are drastically better than they are in the USA, local law enforcement and security really need the help and are the better way to go.