Industry Job Search for Veterans

When it comes to the military transition, the thought of moving into a completely new career with a different structure and people who might not understand your experiences can be daunting. A lot of service members come out of the military unsure of what they plan to do next. At Military.com, you can explore careers in growing industries, learn about certification and training opportunities, and find out who is hiring.

Top Industries for Veterans

Government
The US Government is the largest employer with infinite positions across numerous disciplines. The match between many government organizations and military veterans can be subjects of legend.
Security Clearance
Jobs within certain departments of the federal or local government require that employees have specific levels of security clearances. In order to qualify for security clearance, a candidate must successfully pass a detailed and thorough background check.
Law Enforcement
The political and social climate in most communities can be determined by the quality of the local law enforcement. As a result, many state and local governments are seeking experienced veterans with passion and purpose to help raise the bar on quality policing.
Driver
Federal regulations allow State Driver Licensing Agencies the right to waive the commercial driver's license test for military personnel who have two years of safe driving experience in a large truck or bus. Find military-friendly Driver Jobs and get targeted job search advice.
Maintenance
When mechanical operations get started there is an entire team whose sole purpose is to keep these machines running. If you maintained aircraft or field equipment, a maintenance role could be a perfect fit.
Healthcare & Nursing
It is no surprise with the aging of the US population that healthcare and nursing jobs are in high demand. Many healthcare companies are looking for experienced veterans with passion and purpose to help take them to the next level.
Teaching & Education
Often referred to as the most satisfying job, teaching can be both passion and crusade for those with the right drive. If you have a joy for training and instructing a teaching role could be a perfect fit.
Transportation
There is currently a significant shortage of truck drivers across numerous industries. Trucking, delivery and courier services are responsible for much of the modern commerce both online and off.
Retail
The old addage, 'nothing happens until something is sold' is especially true in the retail industry. If you ran a commissary or managed a supply shed, a retail industry role could be a perfect fit.
Computers & Technology
The rate of automation happening in modern society can be overwhelming and it is only going to increase in speed. There is no mystery why there are shortages of computer engineers, programmers, technicians, analysts and more.
Aerospace & Defense
Many of today's modern conveniences resulted in the advances made in the US space program. The genesis of many of these advances has come from discoveries resulting from specific challenges posed to aerospace engineers.
Engineering
Modern engineers make and keep the world around us working. From civil and industrial to technology and software, these engineers are key to the growth of modern society.
Construction
Technical skills acquired during military service might mesh perfectly with one industry that is both looking for skilled tradesmen and supervisors and committed to hiring veterans: construction.
Business & Finance
Military personnel and veterans have a deep understanding of logistical imperative, which is one reason why servicemembers have the potential to make a successful transition to a civilian career in business.
Energy
The energy industry is one of the most stable in the U.S., and jobs in that field are growing. If you're transitioning soon or need a change of speed in terms of employment, check out these top in-demand energy jobs.
Entertainment & Media
Video game designers have been around for a while, but as the $9 billion interactive entertainment industry matures, new specialties are emerging, such as user experience designer, which focuses solely on improving the user interaction.

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