A soldier is an umbrella term for an enlisted member of the government’s armed forces. Although every soldier is trained in basic combat, the rest of their duties vary greatly from administration to weaponry to technical services. Demand remains strong, driven by ongoing national security threats and a high defense budget. Typical job requirements include eighteen years of age or older and having a high school diploma or the equivalent. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Their work environments vary greatly. Some work in an office setting while others work overseas.