Can You Get a Job With a Dishonorable Discharge?

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An individual with a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge from the military may be unable to find employment in any federal or state government. One may still be able to seek a civilian job or any job that does not require a security clearance or background checks.

Small businesses are less likely to perform background checks compared to large companies that require security clearances according to corporate policy. Most Internet jobs do not require background checks as long as the individual can perform the online job well. The Houston Chronicle suggests that one of the best ways to make a living after a dishonorable discharge from the military is by being an entrepreneur and setting up a small business.