The 5 Most Patriotic Industries

2AS2MYMJM9A sense of pride and celebration is ringing throughout our land as the anniversary of the birth of our country approaches.  In honor of the 4th of July, we’d like to take a glimpse in to our top 5 list of most patriotic jobs and industries:

1. The United States Armed Forces – With our President as Commander in
Chief and the Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) controlling each branch of the military, The United States Armed Forces tops off our list.
According to Forbes, the DoD has over 3.2 million employees making it the world’s largest “company”.

Fun fact: The People’s Liberation of China and Walmart come in at #2 and #3 respectively. However, we realize becoming a soldier, or working at Walmart for that matter, doesn’t interest everyone.  Keep in mind there are plenty of civilian opportunities available in the
DoD and military.

2. First Responders – These everyday heroes risk their lives regularly so our country can be a safer place. From firefighters, and law enforcement officers, to EMTs,
paramedics, and emergency room nurses, we simply can’t live without these individuals.

3. Politics – Many people get in to politics because they want to influence change in society.  Politicians are typically elected in to a position of leadership in the government to help make decisions on public policy.  Those who are truly patriotic have the public’s best interests at heart. They sacrifice countless hours serving the American people and protecting our freedom.

4. Education – Teachers have an incredibly strong impact on the young minds in our country. Their classrooms serve as a safe and sound environment for learning and they provide the tools and knowledge required to educate our youth. Just about everyone can look back on their school hood years and think of at least one teacher who had a positive influence on their life.  Teachers not only care for their current students, but for the adults they will become in the future.

5. Environmental Science – Environmental Science is one of the STEM subjects that has received major attention in recent years due to our nation’s reliance on technical and scientific advancements.  Environmental Scientists conduct research and apply science to protect the environment and human health. Similar to teachers, Environmental Scientists not only have an impact on the way we live and literally breathe today, but also influence how our land will be like many years down the road.

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What Would You Sacrifice for a Job?

Memorial Day

Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their job

If you talk to anyone who’s been out of work for a while, they’d probably say that they’d do just about anything for a job.  Nowadays, America’s unemployed are making tough choices  to make ends meet.  Some are settling for part-time work just to keep the lights on…and some are taking on multiple jobs because they have multiple mouths to feed.  It’s a sad reality that has become the norm for many people in this country.  Despite all the sacrifices made by America’s workforce today, no burden can be as great as those endured by the men and women of our law enforcement and military.

Before these folks can even throw on their uniforms and call themselves “official” they have to successfully complete a rigorous and lengthy training program.  From running for extended periods of time, to being tasered or tear-gassed, a “newly enlisted” is subjected to long bouts of physical pain.  In addition to building their endurance, trainees constantly have to face tests of mental toughness.  After all, one must be able to maintain their cool in many different high-pressure situations.

Once the “best of the best” graduate from their respective training programs, our new police officers and soldiers are suited up and sent out in the field.  Some face danger every day on our own turf.  Some are shipped overseas, left without seeing their loved ones for a long time.  And those who are put in harm’s way, whether to keep crime off our streets, or fighting for a worldly cause in another country, are blessed to return home to see another day.  However, as we know, many aren’t lucky enough to survive every fight.  Those who have lost their lives have made the ultimate sacrifice, just by doing their job.  On this Memorial Day, we honor these heroes, but the gratitude and respect for the fallen must continue on well after the grill is cooled and paraded streets are emptied.  Without their bravery, we wouldn’t be fortunate to have the freedoms we so often take for granted. 

The Job.com Team wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Memorial Day.