The Department of Labor published a feature story on its blog, chronicling the career path of U.S. Army combat medic Travis Pettis.
Pettis' story is an especially interesting one that could prove inspiring for anyone either in the military, or considering military service. He found an opportunity to pursue his career dreams through the military, and others can begin the road toward a dream job similarly.
Private businesses and the U.S. government have worked increasingly closer in recent years to actively seek job prospects for the men and women of the Armed Forces. A stigma veterans have previously had to face when joining the workforce -- and sometimes, still do -- is the misconception that service does not prepare them for the day-to-day grind of a civilian job.
However, military service can and does open doors to a diverse field of job prospects. Pettis' journey shows the wonderful work experience one can gain through enlistment.
And, with some states adjusting certification minimums to include experience accrued during military service, expect more and better job opportunities to become available to veterans as a result.