Keep reading about job opportunities for retired special forces soldiers. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Joining the special forces is extremely difficult. Not only do you have to be physically ready to endure all kinds of challenges such as extreme exercises, hiking, swimming, etc., but you have to excel in all other areas as well. You must possess the discipline and a strong will, too in order to join the special forces. It is not easy and certainly not for everyone. Not many people are physically and mentally strong enough to pass all the rigorous tests to join the special forces. Despite all the training and difficulties special forces soldiers go through, many of them don’t plan on spending their whole lives as soldiers. They wish to pursue other careers and many of them return to the civilian sector to seek new opportunities. Due to their extensive training and skill set, they become experts in many areas such as surveillance, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, security, etc. This means that they are able to perform various tasks and find a number of excellent jobs in the civilian sector. Their expertise is desired in many areas and so former special forces soldiers have great chances of finding that perfect job after all. But what are these jobs?
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two job opportunities from their list.
The first one is Intelligence Analyst. One of the possible career paths for a retired special forces soldier is to become an intelligence analyst. There is an increasing demand for experts who can identify potential risks and help protect the country. The nation’s security is becoming a bigger problem than ever and you could help prevent serious some harm. You can seek such job opportunities in private corporations or at federal agencies, for example, the Department of Defense. The next idea is becoming a teacher. A number of retired special forces soldiers move on to teaching careers in public schools. There are programs designed to help them transition to civilian sector as teachers such as the Troops to Teachers program (funded by the Department of Defense). This program is operated by DANTES ( Defense Activities For Non-Traditional Education Support) and it is designed to help service members to find jobs while helping schools to fill vacancies as well. You may need additional education but that depends on the state.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 6 job opportunities for retired special forces soldiers.