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Top 10 Jobs for Military Veterans

Wednesday, May 8, 2013



G.I. Jobs's Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans list highlights the top positions that military-friendly employers most frequently identify as expanding areas of business.

The post-military career development website says: "According to the Department of Defense, there are more than 1 million service members projected to leave the military between now and 2016. Despite media reports about few job opportunities for those getting out of the military, there are jobs to be had—jobs that military-trained men and women are not only candidates for, they're preferred by corporate recruiters."

For each position, the list provides a job description, average national salary figure, explanation about why the career is a viable option for veterans, and education and skills development tips to help prepare interested job seekers. From the full list, the top 10 jobs are

  1. technician
  2. engineer
  3. IT professional
  4. mechanic
  5. sales rep
  6. logistician
  7. project manager
  8. operations manager
  9. finances services
  10. customer service manager or representative.

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