7 Amazing Companies Hiring In Fields That Are Perfect For Vets

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One of the most challenging parts of transitioning out of the military is choosing your next career field. The first thing to remember is that you’re not defined by your MOS. In fact, your MOS might not even land you in a sustainable job market if you keep your search that narrow. Therefore, it’s important to check out the industry fields that are growing in the coming years and will help you support yourself and your family.


Employment site CareerCast just released its 2017 list of the top-rated jobs for veterans based on project job growth and median salary. We identified four jobs and several Hirepurpose companies hiring for these exact positions all of the company. Check it out and get your resume ready to apply.

Financial Advisor

Financial advisor will always be in  demand, and according to CareerCast, the field has a projected growth rate of 30% over the next several years, as well as a very comfortable median salary of around $90,000. Check out these two companies with opportunities to break in a financial advisor career.

Morgan Stanley, a leading financial services company, understands the value of the leadership and organizational skills that veterans have to offer.

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Prudential Financial is one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, helping people grow and protect their wealth. The company firmly believes military experience provides a strong foundation for success.

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Information Security Analyst

Coming in at the second-highest rated job for 2017 is information security analyst. According to CareerCast, “[v]eterans who work specifically in IT security during their service can effectively translate their skills into government positions of the same nature.” The field also has an 18% projected growth rate and a median salary coming in at $90,000.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s oldest specialized staffing firm, working to match individuals with positions in organizations operating in all industries, from startups to Fortune 1000 companies. Its history of supporting veterans and their families is second to none.

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Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. The company strives to create an environment that’s conducive to the spirit of inspiration and innovation and new challenges can be found behind every door.

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Nurse Practitioner

You might not realize this, but nurse practitioners are in high demand and very well paid — and the benefits will only get better for folks in the field. CareerCast projects a 31% growth rate and a median salary around $105,000. Can’t go wrong with that.

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. The company currently has over 37,000 self-identified veterans as members of its organization.

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Anthem focuses on being a valued health partner and delivering quality products and services that give members access to the care they need. The company is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune Magazine and received the 2016 Military Friendly Employer designation.

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Management Consultant

For veterans interested in opportunities working on change management, transitioning into a management consultant role after the military could be the right move. CareerCast projects a 14% growth rate and a median salary of $81,000.

Accenture is a leading provider of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. The company has made a commitment to hiring 5,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.

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U.S. Army Astronaut Lt. Col. Anne McClain is captured in this photo during a media opportunity while serving as backup crew for NASA Expedition 56 to the International Space Station May, 2018, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (NASA photo)

NASA is reportedly investigating one of its astronauts in a case that appears to involve the first allegations of criminal activity from space.

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New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen of the 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) and 106th Rescue Wing prepare to identify and classify several hazardous chemical and biological materials during a collective training event at the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Facility, New York, May 2, 2018. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Harley Jelis)

The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Los Angeles Times.

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A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest observes Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps soldiers move to the rally point to begin their training during a live-fire range at Camp Shorabak. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Luke Hoogendam)

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Apparently not. According to a new audit from the Government Accountability Office, both the Departments of Defense and State "have not assessed the effectiveness of human rights training for foreign security forces" — and while the Pentagon agreed to establish a process to do so, State simply can't be bothered.

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The Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Public domain)

The Kansas City VA Medical Center is still dealing with the fallout of a violent confrontation last year between one of its police officers and a patient, with the Kansas City Police Department launching a homicide investigation.

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Jeannine Willard (Valencia County Detention Center)

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