If the thought of driving a desk when you get out of the military makes you cringe, consider construction.
Construction jobs offer more than the ability to get outdoors and work with your hands. It’s a field where veterans can work their way up to supervisor, manager and even six-figure senior level positions.
“I don’t know any other place where you can literally start at what I would consider an enlisted rank and become a senior officer,” says Sean Rego, who also served four years as a United States Marine and is the director of talent acquisition and development at SBA Communications, a Florida-based company that builds, owns and manages more than 30,000 cell towers worldwide.
During a Google Hangout video call hosted by G.I. Jobs earlier this year, Rego and two other members of the SBA Communications recruiting team talked about jobs the company actively recruits veterans for, including tower technicians. “We want to hire as many veterans into our organization as possible,” said Rego, who compared the explosive growth of the cell industry to the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century.