Posted on Jul 25, 2019
I am going to join the reserves and was thinking which job would be the best job. I am torn between MA and firefighter. I currently work in the medical field and would like to know from others in those fields and the reserves. Which one would be better to go into being that when I join, I plan on retiring from it.
Posted 3 y ago
Are you aware that you don't retire from the Reserves in the same sense that you retire from Active Duty? In the Active Duty you complete 20 years, retire, and draw an annuity immediately upon retirement. In the reserves you work one weekend a month and two weeks a year (not counting deployments), accrue points for retirement, and draw a retirement once you're in your 60s. When you say, "Retire from..." I don't want you to be misinformed with your future financial planning. Your primary job and financial support will come from your current civilian employment, with your RC mostly covering your benefits, health care, and some excellent tuition assistance resources.
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