John Medeiros MS EHS
My advice is to look at what you want. Take a few personality test, like the Myers-Briggs and sit down with your parent or a counselor to discuss them. In the end the choice is yours but that doesn't mean you have to make it alone.
As for is the military better? I can say it was better for me. I got my education for free. I have lived on Germany, Korea, Cuba and Kuwait and been all over the USA. I have also spent years away from my family, my oldest kids don't know me, and I am on my second marriage. But life comes with down sides and no ones life is perfect. So gather your information and choose wisely.
It would depend on what you want to do. If you want to become a helicopter pilot then it is a great way to go. You have to be willing to trade some time in the military for the training you get but you will learn a lot more than just your job. You will also have the opportunity to make life-long friends with some great people.
If you can be a little more specific with your question I might be able to answer a little better.
The military is an excellent option for some people! However, you might consider both! You could talk to the military about putting you through college in exchange for you dedicating X number of years to the Service after graduation. Something to look in to!
Hope this helps!
You should consider both options carefully! When you sign up for the military you are putting yourself in danger -regardless of your job - truth. if you go to college, unless you have a full scholarship, you will incur debt. There is good and bad about both and something you should talk to your parents about it if you can. Weigh your options, think about what career you would like in the military and if you went to college and got your degree. The best decision is an informed one. Both are tough, but both will offer great rewards if you are committed!