U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman M. M. Gillan
Companies of all kinds depend on complicated machinery, electrical and nuclear equipment, housed within expansive facilities to reach their business objectives. When these pieces of equipment or facilities fail, skilled professionals are needed to fix them.
Veterans who have been trained to work in energy-related fields will find themselves in high demand in the civilian world. Over the next 10 years, experts are predicting that approximately 62% of the workers in energy may retire or leave their jobs, including 110,000 employees in the most critical roles: line workers, technicians, plant and field operators, and engineers. As with all sectors, energy also requires skilled employees with marketing, administration, and sales expertise.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn
Many energy companies have a high demand for those who possess the experience and technical skill to work with the processes and people that make their industries tick. Due to the nature of defense, many veterans have a familiarity with how energy is created, managed, and distributed and will find their skills transferable into exciting and lucrative positions in the private sector.