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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans in 2018

Organizations compete to make the Military Friendly Employers list each year. It is a comprehensive survey outlining the programs and services employers offer veterans. They are asked to list the top 10 jobs they recruit veterans for. Data is compiled from more than 200 Military Friendly Employers, resulting in this year's

Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans:

  1. Operations Manager
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Customer Information Systems Manager
  4. Accountant & Auditor
  5. Mechanics, Installers & Repairs
  6. Computer Systems Analyst
  7. Software Application Developer
  8. Office & Administrative Workers
  9. Cyber Security Analyst
  10. Sales Account Representative
  11. Human Resource Managers
  12. Software Systems Developer
  13. Electrician
  14. Transportation, Material-Moving & Vehicle Operators
  15. CDL Drivers/Operators
  16. Automotive Technician & Mechanic
  17. Computer Hardware Engineer
  18. Construction & Trade Workers
  19. Welder
  20. Diesel Engine Specialist
  21. Aircraft/Aviation Technician
  22. Web Developer
  23. Sales: Financial Services
  24. Construction Technician
  25. Security Systems Technician

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: O*Net Online, a super career exploration and job analysis website, complete with summary descriptions, knowledge, skills, abilities, detailed work activities, salaries, education requirements, job postings and much more! https://www.onetonline.org/

Veterans, you can also enter the name or code of your military classification and O*Net will suggest civilian careers with similar work: https://www.mynextmove.org/vets/

If you aren’t sure what you would like to do now that you are transitioning to civilian life, you can take the assessment O*NET Interest Profiler, which will suggest careers based on the type of work you enjoy doing.

  • VIDEO: The Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans
    or each position, you’ll find a job description, job-growth projections from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary, and what education or training you need for each job. To help you get started, we also listed the Military Friendly® Employers advertising in the April issue of G.I. Jobs that are recruiting for these jobs right now.
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