With the outstanding skills that the military veterans gained when in service, there are numerous careers that can suit them. These careers span every discipline and can be found in public and private sectors all over the world. If you just left military or you left a while back, there are diverse and promising career options that you can pursue. Below are some of the best careers that a veteran can pursue.
This is a field that suits majority of veterans can fit and enjoy working in. I had a friend who retired from the military and had a hard time deciding on the career to join. After much research, he realized that surgical tech’s salary is high and so he eventually decided to be a surgical tech, a career that he enjoys in each passing day. Another career in the medical field that suits military veterans is phlebotomist. This job involves taking blood samples from individuals and testing it. Phlebotomists make good money and it is also an enjoyable career for everyone.
This entails planning, motivating, and organizing as well as controlling resources to be able to achieve specific goals. With the chain of command that military are exposed to when in the field, they are usually managing projects that are mission related. Such skills make military veterans a natural fit into the project management jobs in the civilian world. Some of the project management that are required includes technical skills such as managing activities across a number of groups that requires great deal of coordination, conflict mediation skills, performance, and strategic management skills. All these skills are learnt by the veterans when in the field and so they are fit for this career.
Procurement and logistics
This involves delivery, movement, receipts, as well as storage of materials purchased by an organization for various uses. A veteran could have gained these skills when in the field as he handles military equipment as well as supplies with some training to transition to the civilian world, veterans can be ale to work in procurement and logistics of any organization perfectly.
There is a chance that veterans may have gained both mechanical and electrical engineering skills while in the field. The electrical engineering skills include electronic trouble shooting, maintenance as well as working as electronic technicians. Some of the areas that these skills can be translated to in the civilian world include mechanical operator manager, roadway electrician, pier electrician, and more.
Military veterans have gained experience in this career by working as air traffic controller, radio communication operator, battalion or squadron level and higher operation officers and NCO’s. With just a few training sessions, these people can secure jobs in the civilian world as truck supervisors, train dispatchers, yard masters, train masters, and freight conductors.
The areas of safety and security also offer awesome careers for veterans. They can do well as police officers, directors of security and safety in an organization and more telecommunication as well as IT industries have careers that military veterans can translate to very easily. With all the above careers, I don’t see how you can stay at home claiming that there are no jobs. Just make good use of the above career opportunities and take your passion to greater heights.