Crafty Career Choice

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Livin’ the Dream

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Where the Jobs Are: 5 Hot Industries Hiring in the New Year

Need a civilian job when you get out of the military? The Labor Department provides a monthly report that shows which employers are doing the most hiring. Professional/business services Employers in this category hired 52,000 people in December, including 35,000 in administrative and waste services, 9,000 in computer systems design and related services, and 5,000 ...

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A Veteran Meets Modern Manufacturing

Photo Credit: bestreviews.com What really goes into modern manufacturing? A lot more than you might assume. Gone are the days of thousands of workers on a long assembly line moving tiny widgets onto another widget hour after hour. The modern manufacturing environment is a mix of technology, robotics, automation and operational rigor. The need for quick ...

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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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Front-Line Supervisor: Construction

Average Salary: $65,292 What They Do This is another one that doesn’t need a lengthy explanation. These professionals run construction crews, directly supervising and coordinating the daily activities on a variety of sites. Why It's Hot Growth for this field will be between 9 and 16 percent through 2024, the BLS predicts. That’s faster than ...

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Why Solar Energy Careers For Veterans Are Hot!

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior In a previous post titled  "Solar Energy Industry Looking Bright for Veterans"  we uncovered a press release by the White House that states, “During the next decade, the solar industry is slated to grow even more. The next generation of skilled professionals will be key to the industry’s effort ...

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Do You Want a HOT Career in Solar Power? These Schools Will Pave the Way!

Somewhere, Howard Hughes is whispering, “It’s the wave of the future,” and he’d be right. There are several terms that are used to describe environmentally friendly and waste-limiting energy sources: clean, renewable and alternative energy. Whatever you call it, the “green” economy, based on decreased waste, has forged new careers within the U.S. economy. This ...

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