Pros: Basic needs provided, steady salary
Cons: Working sometimes very late hours, being far away from home
The U.S. Navy is a branch in the military that can have a lot of work within an industrial like environment depending on where you're stationed at. A typical day at work within my specialty as a Hospital Corpsman included not only patient care, but basic seamanship and maintenance responsibilities that went along with the job. As a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the Navy, I also managed and lead other Hospital Corpsman junior to me in the performance of their duties. Depending on the level of stress instilled upon us, my co-workers was either satisfied or dissatisfied with their jobs. However, my co-workers always nonetheless got the job/mission done. The hardest part of my job was leading others who had limited knowledge or had a really hard time understanding the task at hand. Also, seeing different people that were really sick and injured. The most enjoyable part of my job included helping the sick and injured.