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Post-Military Careers

Upon completion of service in the military, the daunting question for many veterans is how to transition back into the workforce—but not only that, maintain a successful career. The answer is all about education and using your skills for something new. Even if you don't already have experience, the programs offered to veterans can give you the right foundation for any career that you choose.

Most veterans have already received some type of training from their military career. Whether you worked in intelligence and want to work in criminal justice as a FBI agent, or you were part of an electrical engineering team, your military education can help you once you go to school. You can pick a career that utilizes these skills, thus gaining you an easier access to education. If you want to learn something new, there is always the option of business school or something in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

Also the big question post military is what type of degree you need for your profession. Many military personnel may have taken advantage of the opportunity to study before entering the Armed Forces by being a reserve officer, and others would perhaps have found time to attend classes and study while in active duty through an online school—these are great starting points and allow you to use your G.I. Bill for a higher degree, such as a doctorate.

Post-military careers also depend on your passions and interests. The most commonly selected choices for veterans include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Pilots (commercial and private)
  • Teachers, Professors
  • Fitness Instructors
  • IT
  • Mechanics
  • Engineers
  • Construction
  • Security Enforcement
  • Firemen

However, these roles are simply the most popular. Your choices may be entirely different. You should always look for a degree that will be beneficial for your future.

Find Post-Military Education

Many schools set up entire veterans communities with transition assistance, tutoring, prep courses and stable support system. Finding a college that provides services for veterans is simple.

Use our FREE custom search tool to find great military-friendly schools:

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