Leaving military service (or thinking about it) and transitioning to a civilian life and career can be a big challenge, especially for veterans who aren’t sure what they want to do or where they want to focus their professional efforts.
The IT field is well-suited to veterans. Not only does IT offer rapidly-growing opportunities and excellent compensation, it is also a good fit for veterans who are systematic, methodical, and used to working under pressure. Plus, having security clearance from your time in the military can help you get hired faster for compelling positions.
If you’re interested in cybersecurity, check out our post specifically about veterans and cybersecurity. If you’re interested in offering technical support, check out these jobs, descriptions, and average salaries to learn if it’s the right fit for you.
It’s also worth noting that these positions are mostly entry level. As you go up the IT food change, compensation increases demonstrably, and with a few more certifications and years of experience, you could easily double the range for these entry level positions.
Leaving military service is a big transition for most U.S. military personnel. Becoming a civilian means reassessing education, deciding a career path to pursue, and then working your way back up the ladder.
Cybersecurity is an excellent option for many U.S. veterans. Not only is the IT security field rapidly growing, but it’s a field that pays well, with a median salary of $99k. Plus, veterans may have an advantage over civilians, as they were likely trained in military security procedures and are well-versed in tackling issues systematically. Plus, veterans might already have security clearance, which can make getting federal-level jobs easier to get and shorten onboarding time.
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