150 Best Jobs for the Military-To-Civilian Transition

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Veterans face many challenges as they seek civilian jobs. This one-of-a-kind book based on a survey of 15 million veterans helps today's returning military find the best job matches for their training, interests, personalities, genders, and more. With 45 best jobs lists and 150 detailed job descriptions, the book covers the best-paying and fastest-growing occupations held by recent veterans. Veterans can transition to these jobs using the skills they learned during their service; some occupations may require ...
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Overview

Veterans face many challenges as they seek civilian jobs. This one-of-a-kind book based on a survey of 15 million veterans helps today's returning military find the best job matches for their training, interests, personalities, genders, and more. With 45 best jobs lists and 150 detailed job descriptions, the book covers the best-paying and fastest-growing occupations held by recent veterans. Veterans can transition to these jobs using the skills they learned during their service; some occupations may require additional training or licensure, and this information is explained as well.

Best jobs lists include "Most Popular Jobs for Veterans" and Jobs in Which Veteran Status Confers Biggest Earnings Advantage." Each in-depth job description gives information on veterans earnings compared to earnings of non-veterans; veterans' employment by economic sector, specific information on for-profit, nonprofit, government, education, and self-employment positions; related military specialization; job growth and annual job openings; skills and knowledge required; career cluster; personality type; working conditions; and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593579296
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 434,966
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Shatkin, PhD. has 30 years' experience in the career information field, presents and blogs on jobs, and is the author of many career books. After a career teaching writing at several colleges, he helped Educational Testing Service develop the SIGI PLUS computer based career information system and oversaw its annual update. Working as a consultant, Laurence developed the Career Oasis system for a university in Saudi Arabia. He also is past president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information.

As a leading occupational expert, Shatkin is in-demand by the media. He shares his knowledge and insight on national TV news programs and in major print and online articles.

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Table of Contents

Part I Making the Transition 17

What Career Advantages Do I Have as a Veteran? 17

Where Can I Get Help with My Transition to a Civilian Career? 18

I Signed Up for G.I. Bill Benefits. How Can I Use Them Now? 21

Can I Get College Credit for My Military Training? 22

Will I Need a License, Certificate, or Other Credential for the Job I Have in Mind? 23

Which Businesses Hire Veterans? 24

I Have a Disability Related to My Military Service. How Will This Affect My Career Opportunities? 24

What Makes an Effective Transitional Resume? 25

What Makes an Effective Transitional Cover Letter? 26

What's the Best Way to Find Out About Job Openings? 26

Self-Employment 27

Part II The Best Jobs Lists 29

Some Details on the Lists 30

Best Jobs Overall: Lists of Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings 30

The Best Jobs Overall for the Military-to-Civilian Transition 31

The 50 Best-Paying Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition 36

The 50 Fastest- Growing Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition 38

The 50 Jobs with the Most Openings for the Military-to-Civilian Transition 40

Best Jobs Lists for the Military-to-Civilian Transition by Demographic 41

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Recent Veterans 43

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Recent Veterans 44

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self Employed Recent Veterans 46

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Self Employed Recent Veterans 48

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Recent Veterans 51

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Part-Time Recent Veterans 52

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Recent Female Veterans 54

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Recent Female Veterans 55

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Recent Male Veterans 56

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Recent Male Veterans 58

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Urban Workers 62

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Urban Workers 63

Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Rural Workers 65

Best Jobs Overall with a High Percentage of Rural Workers 66

Best Jobs Lists Based on Educational Attainment of Recent Veterans 67

Best Jobs Held by Recent Vets with a High School Diploma or Less 68

Best Jobs Held by Recent Vets with One Year or More of College, No Degree 70

Best Jobs Held by Recent Vets with an Associate Degree 72

Best Jobs Held by Recent Vets with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher 72

Best Jobs Lists Based on Career Clusters 73

Descriptions of the 16 Career Clusters 74

Best Jobs for People Interested in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 78

Best Jobs for People Interested in Architecture and Construction 78

Best Jobs for People Interested in Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications 79

Best Jobs for People Interested in Business, Management, and Administration 80

Best Jobs for People Interested in Education and Training 81

Best Jobs for People Interested in Finance 81

Best Jobs for People Interested in Government and Public Administration 81

Best Jobs for People Interested in Health Science 82

Best Jobs for People Interested in Hospitality and Tourism 82

Best Jobs for People Interested in Human Services 83

Best Jobs for People Interested in Information Technology 83

Best Jobs for People Interested in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 83

Best Jobs for People Interested in Manufacturing 84

Best Jobs for People Interested in Marketing, Sales, and Service 84

Best Jobs for People Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 85

Best Jobs for People Interested in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics 85

Best Jobs Lists Based on Personality Types 86

Descriptions of the Six Personality Types 87

Best Jobs for People with a Realistic Personality Type 88

Best Jobs for People with an Investigative Personality Type 90

Best Jobs for People with an Artistic Personality Type 90

Best Jobs for People with a Social Personality Type 90

Best Jobs for People with an Enterprising Personality Type 91

Best Jobs for People with a Conventional Personality Type 92

Bonus List: Best Jobs with the Greatest Earnings Advantage for Recent Veterans 94

Jobs with the Greatest Earnings Advantage for Recent Veterans 94

Bonus List: Best-Paying Industries for Recent Vets 95

Best-Paying Industries for Recent Veterans 96

Part III Descriptions of the Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition 99

Accountants and Auditors 101

Job Specialization: Accountants 101

Job Specialization: Auditors 102

Administrative Services Managers 103

Advertising Sales Agents 104

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 105

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 106

Athletes and Sports Competitors 107

Athletic Trainers 108

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 109

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 111

Job Specialization: Automotive Master Mechanics 111

Job Specialization: Automotive Specialty Technicians 112

Bill and Account Collectors 113

Billing and Posting Clerks 114

Job Specialization: Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 114

Job Specialization: Statement Clerks 115

Biological Technicians 115

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 117

Budget Analysts 118

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 119

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120

Business Operations Specialists, All Other 121

Job Specialization: Business Continuity Planners 122

Job Specialization: Customs Brokers 122

Job Specialization: Energy Auditors 123

Job Specialization: Online Merchants 123

Job Specialization: Security Management Specialists 124

Job Specialization: Sustainability Specialists 125

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 125

Job Specialization: Mates-Ship, Boat, and Barge 126

Job Specialization: Pilots, Ship 126

Job Specialization: Ship and Boat Captains 127

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 128

Carpenters 129

Job Specialization: Construction Carpenters 130

Job Specialization: Rough Carpenters 130

Civil Engineering Technicians 131

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 132

Job Specialization: Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 133

Job Specialization: Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 133

Clergy 134

Coaches and Scouts 135

Commercial and Industrial Designers 136

Commercial Pilots 137

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 138

Compliance Officers 139

Job Specialization: Coroners 140

Job Specialization: Environmental Compliance Inspectors 141

Job Specialization: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers 141

Job Specialization: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators 142

Job Specialization: Licensing Examiners and Inspectors 142

Job Specialization: Regulatory Affairs Specialists 143

Computer Programmers 143

Computer Systems Analysts 145

Job Specialization: Informatics Nurse Specialists 146

Construction and Building Inspectors 147

Construction Laborers 148

Construction Managers 149

Credit Counselors 150

Job Specialization: Loan Counselors 151

Customer Service Representatives 152

Job Specialization: Patient Representatives 153

Database Administrators 154

Dental Assistants 155

Detectives and Criminal Investigators 156

Job Specialization: Criminal Investigators and Special Agents 157

Job Specialization: Immigration and Customs Inspectors 158

Job Specialization: Intelligence Analysts 158

Job Specialization: Police Detectives 159

Job Specialization: Police Identification and Records Officers 160

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 160

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 161

Electricians 163

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 164

Environmental Engineering Technicians 165

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 166

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 168

Firefighters 169

Job Specialization: Forest Firefighters 169

Job Specialization: Municipal Firefighters 170

First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 171

Job Specialization: Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 171

Job Specialization: Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 172

First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 173

Job Specialization: Recycling Coordinators 174

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 175

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 176

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 177

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 178

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 179

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 181

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 182

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 183

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 184

Forensic Science Technicians 185

General and Operations Managers 187

Geological and Petroleum Technicians 188

Job Specialization: Geological Sample Test Technicians 188

Job Specialization: Geophysical Data Technicians 189

Graphic Designers 190

Health Educators 191

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 192

Job Specialization: Neurodiagnostic Technologists 192

Job Specialization: Ophthalmic Medical Technologists 193

Job Specialization: Radiologic Technicians 194

Job Specialization: Surgical Assistants 194

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 195

Job Specialization: Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers 196

Job Specialization: Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 197

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 197

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 199

Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 201

Insurance Sales Agents 202

Interior Designers 203

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 204

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 205

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 207

Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 208

Job Specialization: Precision Agriculture Technicians 208

Job Specialization: Quality Control Analysts 209

Job Specialization: Remote Sensing Technicians 209

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 210

Loan Officers 211

Logisticians 212

Job Specialization: Logistics Analysts 213

Job Specialization: Logistics Engineers 214

Machinists 215

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 216

Managers, All Other 218

Job Specialization: Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers 218

Job Specialization: Compliance Managers 219

Job Specialization: Investment Fund Managers 219

Job Specialization: Loss Prevention Managers 220

Job Specialization: Regulatory Affairs Managers 220

Job Specialization: Security Managers 221

Job Specialization: Supply Chain Managers 222

Job Specialization: Wind Energy Operations Managers 222

Job Specialization: Wind Energy Project Managers 223

Mechanical Drafters 223

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 225

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 226

Job Specialization: Cytogenetic Technologists 227

Job Specialization: Cytotechnologists 228

Job Specialization: Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians 228

Medical Assistants 229

Medical Equipment Repairers 230

Medical Secretaries 231

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 233

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 234

Music Directors and Composers 235

Job Specialization: Music Composers and Arrangers 236

Job Specialization: Music Directors 237

Network and Computer Systems Administrators 237

Nuclear Medicine Technologists 239

Nuclear Technicians 240

Job Specialization: Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians 240

Job Specialization: Nuclear Monitoring Technicians 241

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 241

Office Clerks, General 242

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 244

Painters, Construction and Maintenance 245

Paralegals and Legal Assistants 246

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 247

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 249

Personal Financial Advisors 250

Pest Control Workers 251

Pharmacy Technicians 252

Pile-Driver Operators 253

Pipelayers 254

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 255

Job Specialization: Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters 255

Job Specialization: Plumbers 256

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 257

Job Specialization: Police Patrol Officers 258

Job Specialization: Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 258

Postal Service Mail Carriers 259

Private Detectives and Investigators 260

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 261

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 262

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 263

Public Relations Specialists 264

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 266

Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers 267

Radiologic Technologists 268

Rail Car Repairers 269

Real Estate Brokers 271

Real Estate Sales Agents 272

Receptionists and Information Clerks 273

Registered Nurses 274

Job Specialization: Acute Care Nurses 275

Job Specialization: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses 276

Job, Specialization: Clinical Nurse Specialists 276

Job Specialization: Critical Care Nurses 277

Roofers 277

Sailors and Marine Oilers 279

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280

Job Specialization: Energy Brokers 280

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 281

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 282

Job Specialization: Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors 283

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 283

Job Specialization: Sales Agents, Financial Services 284

Job Specialization: Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities 284

Job Specialization: Securities and Commodities Traders 285

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 286

Security Guards 287

Self-Enrichment ducation Teachers 288

Sheet Metal Workers 289

Ship Engineers 290

Social and Community Service Managers 291

Social and Human Service Assistants 293

Software Developers, Systems Software 294

Structural Iron and Steel Workers 295

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 296

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 297

Job Specialization: Solar Energy Installation Managers 298

Surgical Technologists 299

Surveying and Mapping Technicians 300

Job Specialization: Mapping Technicians 301

Job Specialization: Surveying Technicians 301

Teacher Assistants 302

Technical Writers 303

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 305

Tile and Marble Setters 306

Training and Development Specialists 307

Transportation Inspectors 308

Job Specialization: Aviation Inspectors 309

Job Specialization: Freight and Cargo Inspectors 309

Job Specialization: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment, and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation 310

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 311

Job Specialization: logistics Managers 311

Job Specialization: Storage and Distribution Managers 312

Job Specialization: Transportation Managers 313

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 313

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 315

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 316

Job Specialization: Solderers and Brazers 316

Job Specialization: Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters 317

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 318

Appendix: Definitions of Skills and Knowledge/Courses 321

Index 327

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