Military Choice

Here are 10 programs to consider that fit well with military training and experience for many service members. They lead to careers that the 2017 Military Friendly Employers are recruiting for right now. Air Traffic Controller What you’ll learn* Program prepares individuals to work in air-traffic management and control, usually ...

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On The Rise

The following education programs were mentioned often enough by the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers to earn an “honorable mention,” but did not score high enough to make the varsity team this year. Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering What you’ll learn* Program prepares individuals to design and implement technological interventions ...

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Certificates & Diplomas

Not every transitioning service member wants – or needs – to earn a four-year college degree. There are plenty of career paths you can follow by earning a certificate, diploma or associate degree. Certificates and diplomas require less time and military education benefits than four-year degrees. Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician What ...

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Professional Credentials

A professional credential is a license, certificate, diploma or other document that proves an individual’s competency in a subject. A nursing license is a good example. Earning a diploma or degree in nursing does not mean you can practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). You must first take a state-administered exam to earn a license ...

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4-Year Degrees

For civilians, it takes an average of 12 years for a four-year college degree to pay for itself, according to a recent report by the College Board. If you’re eligible for 100 percent of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you don’t have to worry about that. Either way, a bachelor’s degree will have a positive impact ...

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Advanced Degrees

The benefits of a graduate degree can vary widely among majors. Earning an advanced degree can be time-consuming and expensive – especially if you already used your GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon is not an option. Still, it can be well worth the effort. A recent study conducted by the Georgetown University Center on ...

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Hot Degrees Lead to Hot Jobs

We've published the 2017 Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans, which was derived from data submitted by the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers. You may have spotted a career you’re passionate about. But what kind of training and education do employers look for when recruiting for these hot jobs? We asked them, and you’ll find the results ...

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Professional Certificates For Military Veterans

Not all rewarding civilian careers require a college degree to get started. Professional certification, particularly combined with military training and experience, may get you in the door. Some careers can be greatly enhanced by the combination of a degree and certification, while some – such as nursing – will require state licensure with several options ...

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Environmental Degrees For Military Veterans

Degrees in this field lead down many different career paths. You can earn an associate degree that leads to an entry-level technician job at a nuclear facility, a Ph.D. to get into research, and everything in between. Determine where your passion lies and map out an education that will get you there. Construction Management Degrees ...

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Information Technology Degrees For Military Veterans

Experts predict IT careers will be flourishing through 2020. Military experience combined with a college education and/or civilian certification can put transitioning service members in a position to choose from the many exciting and high-paying career paths in this thriving field. Computer Science You don’t necessarily need a degree to get into IT.  But ...

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