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.