CARLSBAD, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With an improving job market and new hiring initiatives, veterans and service members transitioning from military service to civilian life this year have a wide array of employment opportunities, according to a new CareerCast report. Through 2015, the unemployment rate for United States military veterans entering the private sector workforce reached a seven-year low. The Department of Defense reported in December that year-to-year employment gains rode an uninterrupted, 23-week streak.
"Initiatives like the new partnership between USDA and Hiring Our Heroes, the White House's Joining Forces program, and private industry organizations like HireAHero.org have helped to improve the job market for veterans," says Kyle Kensing, Online Content Editor, CareerCast. "While job prospects have improved, finding potential careers is another, unique challenge."
Entrepreneurship could be an appealing option for veterans, in part for some of the qualities cultivated in the Army. A willingness to lead and the organizational skills that are paramount to military service are central to running a successful small business.
For those opting for a more traditional career path, there are plenty of options. Job seekers should start studying job requirements for desired careers prior to getting out of the military. Learning the lingo of the profession can aid in translating how certain military skills will transfer into a different field. Applicants can convert the skills learned in the military into success in that particular civilian job or career field.
Some careers have built-in job training within military service. For example, being stationed in a foreign land and able to speak the language provides incomparable on-the-job training for a civilian job as a translator or interpreter.
Likewise, the training nurses received in active duty can apply to certification for registered nursing positions in some states.
Still other careers have programs tailor-made for preparing and recruiting veterans. Applicants with experience in online security are in high-demand, including information security analysts.
Some fields are an attractive fit for veterans because of the direct outreach to active duty personnel they provide. Financial advisor is one of the most in-demand job listings in the CareerCast Veterans job database, and it's a position that allows former servicemen and women to help current and former military personnel manage their finances.
Few single careers make as much of an impact on the veteran community as physical therapist. The VA employs more than 1,500 physical therapists.
Servicemen and women who take advantage of post-military training programs and employment initiatives may find that 2016 is a very opportune time to find a fulfilling civilian career.
Referencing careers tracked in the Jobs Rated report, high-employment sectors per the BLS, and top hiring companies of veterans, CareerCast.com spotlights these 8 great professions for servicemen and women transitioning to the civilian workforce:
- Financial Advisor
- Human Resources Manager
- Information Security Analyst
- Management Consultant
- Network and Systems Administrator
- Physical Therapist
- Registered Nurse
To read the full report, visit http://veteran.careercast.com/article/great-jobs-military-veterans-2016
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (http://www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.
Editor's Note: This material may be published with a link to http://veteran.careercast.com/article/great-jobs-military-veterans-2016
Beth Brody, Brody PR
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