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Career Ideas for Veterans

Hiring Veterans

Employers are always seeking skilled workers who can handle the challenges of the current work environment. Military veterans make a great fit for a variety of positions and meet the needs of the roles that many employers are looking to fill. Many veterans have the strong work ethic, problem-solving skills, leadership, and confidence that make them an asset to any workplace when transitioning careers.

Even if you are unsure about what career or industry will best fit your skillset, you can look into the industries that are seeking veterans to fill their roles. Top industries for veterans include:


Government positions offer great benefits, lots of upward mobility, and veterans are given an edge in the hiring process. There are a variety of federal jobs to choose from, such as administrative and clerical positions to electrical jobs and even positions on ships or maritime vessels.

Federal jobs provide you with room to grow and often offer the stability you need to excel in your career.

Health Care

Health care provides many avenues of employment for veterans and offers great pay and benefits. Veterans can get their education to become nurse practitioners, CNAs, and more, serving the public to save lives every day.

Information Technology

Each branch of the military has IT experts who manage critically important networks that are highly advanced and complex, making this a great industry for veterans to enter. Some great positions within this industry include software developers, computer support specialists, computer network architects, web developers, and IT project managers.

Law Enforcement

For veterans looking to build a career as close to their military experience as they can get, then look no further than law enforcement. You can enter a job that is team-driven and mission-oriented that offers great benefits and a familiar environment for you to work. You also get to have a sense of purpose as you continue to protect and serve your community.

Financial Services

For those seeking competitive salaries with a clear path to advancement, consider a career in financial services. Careers within financial services include but are not limited to an investment banker, actuary, portfolio manager, securities trader, financial planner, and more!

Veterans Place Workforce Development Services

At Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, we placed 93 veterans into sustainable employment in 2021 through our program, and 100% of the veterans enrolled attained sound employment in 2021. To learn more about our workforce development program, contact us today!

Rob Hamilton

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