Payscale recently did some research on the jobs that most veterans are opting for, and came up with a list of the 16 most common, well-paid and quickly growing occupations that veterans are taking on. According to their findings, most vets are getting into technology occupations (a trend we’ve noted previously on this blog):
|Job Title||Median Annual Pay (5-8 Years of Experience)||BLS Growth Projections (2008-2018)|
|All Veteran Jobs||$52,900||10%*|
|Program Manager, IT||$91,000||17%|
|Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment||$62,400||27%|
|Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)||$67,300||23%|
|Information Technology (IT) Consultant||$74,000||20%|
|Network Engineer, IT||$62,500||23%|
|Project Manager, Construction||$66,000||17%|
|Business Development Manager||$72,200||12%|
|Network Administrator, IT||$50,000||23%|
|HVAC Service Technician||$42,000||28%|
*BLS Growth rate of 10% is for all jobs, not just jobs held by veterans.
According to the index that PayScale uses, pay has been rising for IT jobs since mid-2009, which indicates that there should be more IT jobs available moving forward. To look for positions in these fields (and others), pop over to the Military.com Job Search section.