In today’s world, especially in the United States we have the opportunity of deciding on a career of our choice. I believe the first thing factor many people look at when deciding is money. However, ultimately most people settle into something they enjoy doing, instead of how much money they will make.
I have a brother-in-law that is currently serving in the armed forces. He and his new wife are struggling to pay the bills, but they have the opportunity to fly, and see the world at not cost to them. In fact, he and his wife are going to Egypt in a couple of weeks. In fact he has seen more of the world than I have, and probably more than most people as well. To my brother-in-law, the opportunity to see the world instead of a heavy paycheck makes him happy; economic vs. accounting profits.
Myself, I would not enjoy serving in the armed forces, because I am not a big flyer. Therefore the benefits from different jobs depend on the individual. What someone calls a benefit, others may call, (for lace of better words) a loss.