U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
If you are not a doctor, nurse or hospital administrator, you may not have taken a close look at the healthcare industry as an option for your next career. Just like many organizations, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies offer a large range of opportunity for veterans who are in transition from military to civilian life, no matter what your occupational specialty may be. From customer service to supply, hospitals, wellness companies, pharmacies and pharmaceutical developers and manufacturers need support staff, veterans with specialty skills and business leaders to be successful. Maintenance technicians, operations and business managers, supply technicians and engineers and more are needed to keep these businesses on top of their game.
Companies in all sectors rely on logisticians to oversee activities that include purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing. Logisticians focus on directing the movement of a range of goods, people, or supplies, from common consumer goods to military supplies and personnel. This opens a large opportunity for veterans of all ranks who have logistical skills and experience to transition from their current military role to a private sector or government contract position that will provide both stability and great pay.
Among the Marine Corps’ leadership traits, commonly known as JJDIDTIEBUCKLE, is integrity, which I believe is the most important. Adherence to this leadership trait will ensure a successful career, both in and out of the military.