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Career Opportunities at a Law Firm for Ex-Military Personnel

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Discipline, commitment, and resourcefulness – these are just a few valuable traits that you have proven to have during your service in the military; but now that your time as a service member has come to an end, it’s time to trade in your military experience for a fulfilling and financially profitable job. If you are someone who likes excitement, action, and public justice, here are three well-paid career options in the law sector that fit that description.

Legal Investigator

As the title suggests, investigation is at the heart of this job description. The reason why a legal investigator is such an important member of a legal team is because in most cases, it is the investigator that provides sufficient proof which is needed to win a case. They are required to document crime scenes, as well as obtain legal and medical records.

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Often, they are also asked to interview witnesses to acquire the necessary information they need for a case. Also, investigators are sometimes asked to testify in court to elaborate on their findings, which needless to say can immensely support – even win – a case. Furthermore, their military background makes them indispensable when it comes to military medical malpractice cases, because they can efficiently assist the lawyer handling the case.

HR Manager

A human resources manager – also known as HR manager – holds a few very important responsibilities. According to Indeed, just a few of these include, “…recruiting, staffing, company policy development and training, employee counseling and new employee onboarding.” A human resources manager is also responsible for setting up and planning various events, but perhaps one of the most crucial roles is to enroll employees in insurance and benefits programs. They also fill the role of a mentor as they oversee a team of junior HR professionals. Someone with a military background would excel at this position mainly due to their problem solving skills and analytic thinking.

Project Manager

Interestingly, positions in the military such as a battalion commander or aircraft maintainer can be directly linked to project management. As Indeed notes, “From assessing your customer or stakeholder needs, to establishing project schedules and leading cross-functional teams, these are all aspects of project management that relate back to your military service.”

“When one thinks about a law career, typical jobs that come to mind are police officers, lawyers, judges, or politicians. There are many new careers opening up, however, as the market becomes over-saturated with law degrees and there are fewer traditional career trajectories. If you are interested in pursuing a career that deals in law or politics but are not thrilled with the poor prospects of a job after law school, there are a few alternatives to consider.” – Careers in Law

But here’s the best part about holding a position at a law firm – it pays really well. According to Salary.com,  “The average Legal Investigator salary in the United States is $70,448 as of February 25, 2022”. So not only would you be doing something exciting and meaningful, but you also wouldn’t have to worry about money.

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