Helping A Hero: What Happens Next For Veterans

As countless veterans will testify, getting on the jobs board is easier said than done. Particularly in an area such as Houston, the task can seem nigh-on impossible and a lot of people come out of the process significantly wounded.

There are a couple of reasons why the process is so difficult. Firstly, veterans themselves are used to a certain type of job, and it is generally said that they don’t quite know what type of roles they should be turning to. Secondly, the board of a lot of companies don’t always see veterans favorably – often wondering if they can transfer to a completely new profession so seamlessly.

Bearing this in mind, today’s task is all about helping a hero and finding out the types of jobs which tend to be most common to successful veterans. We have spoken to a former veteran to aid with the process, and we will now report on the jobs she said were the most suitable.

Job #1 – Intelligence analyst

This first job suggestion probably won’t come as a surprise. After all, the vast majority of roles in the military involve analyzing a lot of data, albeit about enemy activity. This means that the authorities based at the CIA and Homeland Security are always keen on individuals with military experience.

Job #2 – Project manager in the construction sector

Something else that is common in the military is construction. Roads and bridges are commonly built, and a lot of those who have been involved in the military have at least some experience of dealing in this sector.

However, it’s not the direct experience which is important here. Instead, it’s all about the leadership qualities that tend to be picked up whilst serving in the military. Those serving are under immense pressure to deliver projects on time, and suffice to say this is very much a transferrable skill when it comes to the rest of the working world.

Job #3 – Pilot

Sure, not everyone who served in the military has pilot training, but there is more to this next suggestion. Firstly, it costs an extortionate amount of money to train to be a pilot. The beauty about serving in the military is that this training is paid for you. Not only that, but the training is some of the very best out there.

Considering the amount of money that can be earned as a commercial pilot, this really is an advantage that should be leveraged if possible.

Job #4 – IT program manager

This is very similar to the project manager role that we looked at previously. In other words, it’s all about the veteran’s leadership skills. Not only that, but the military contains technology that competes with some of the very best in the world. The intelligence that forms this is some of the best around and anyone who has gained experience with this will be seen very favorably from an IT program manager point of view.