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.
As business grows more complex, so do business processes. New initiatives, new ideas, new products; they all have one thing in common: They need a project manager. Project managers are the key to accountability in many aspects of company life. If you are a veteran with a background in project management, these five companies are looking for you.
Health care is a broad field that touches the lives of everyone. It’s also a field with a ton of growth potential. Physician assistant and nurse practitioner jobs are expected to grow by 30% between 2014 and 2024, which is significantly higher than most of the national average. Though these require advanced degrees, they are certainly worthwhile to consider if you have a medical background — military or otherwise. Veterans who have worked in or around hospitals and clinics, in any type of medical support or administrative role, will want to explore these exciting jobs that are available through Hirepurpose partner companies.
May is Military Appreciation Month and an important part of this appreciation appropriately goes out to our dedicated military spouses. If you are a military spouse, you may have faced more than a few obstacles in finding a job that provides the flexibility, longevity, and portability needed to fit your family’s military lifestyle. The constant transitions, added burdens, and the emotional ups and downs of being married to a service member can be hard.
The insurance industry is alive and well in our modern age, offering a growing number of employment opportunities for veterans in a stable and essential line of work. According to U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in insurance sales is projected to grow 9% by 2024 — faster than the average across all industries.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Areca T. Bell
If you are a transitioning service member, the uncertainties of the private sector may be looming large as you begin to make your post-military career plans. Like many you may have decided to use your education benefits to attend college or a trade school. Maybe you have already started your degree and will finish it up after separating.