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Top 10 Jobs with the Highest Job Security

The nursing field has gotten ever tighter, meaning higher-level degrees are helpful in getting jobs.

If you're considering your career options, why not look at job security? Above all other factors, job security reflects the likelihood that you'll be able to last within your chosen occupation for a long period of time. According to 24/7 Wall Street, these ten careers represent the lowest rates of unemployment using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This list features a variety of industries and positions, so check it out if you ... more

Famous Veteran: Charles Durning

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"I was the second man off my barge, and the first and third man got killed." Born in Highland Falls, New York, Charles Durning was the ninth of ten children. Five of his siblings died due to scarlet fever and smallpox, and much of his early life was spent in hardship. Although he displayed a passion for entertaining others, a high school teacher told him that he was talentless in art, language, and math and was better suited to working in... more

Famous Veterans: Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

You might have a hard time picturing "The Dude" as a member of the United States military, but Jeff Bridges is no stranger to working hard for the government. Bridges was born in December of 1949 to actor Lloyd Bridges and writer Dorothy Bridges. Despite his family's Hollywood cred, Bridges made his way with hard work and perseverance. His first brush with the military came in his freshman year of high school when he attended a military a... more

Top Five Reasons Veterans Succeed as Entrepreneurs

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It should come as no surprise that more than one in 10 U.S. business owners are military veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While veterans are often touted as great employees, they truly shine when they are building their own businesses. Keep reading to find out why veterans' experiences and skillsets are ideally suited for the challenges of entrepreneurship.  Top-Notch Teamwork The ability to successfully work in a team is e... more

Retired General David Petraeus on Transitioning to Civilian Life

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus (AP photo)

The following is an interview conducted by Liz McLean with retired General David Petraeus. Liz had the opportunity to ask Petraeus about issues related to transitioning from the military to the civilian world. His answers shed light on best practices for all service members whether they plan on separating within a few months or retiring within a number of years. Liz: As you grew in rank, was there a point that you started to think abou... more

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