Tech jobs are the most popular among veterans

by Colin - Feb 23, 2012


A recent article by PayScale recognizes the difficult task of returning to civilian employment after military service, and in an effort to ease the confusion, asked the question, “Where do military veterans usually work after finishing their service?

The result? Veterans typically go to jobs where they can apply the skills they learned in the military, which turn out to be mainly tech jobs. PayScale measured the top fifteen most common, well paid, and quickly growing professions veterans choose, and also the top ten job skills veterans report having, and found that while some of the jobs were leadership and medical positions, many of the jobs and skills had one thing in common – they were mostly in information technology or other tech-related fields.

Here is a sample of the data – the top five job skills veterans report having:

  1. Emergency Room (ER)
  2. Computer Security
  3. Microsoft SQL Server
  4. Electronic Troubleshooting
  5. Security Risk Management

Read the full article for more information, including the full list of top job skills, and the titles, average salaries, and projected job growth of each of the top fifteen job roles.



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