The military is at the forefront of the technology movement. Aside from the great life experiences you gain during your service, you also have the opportunity to gain some incredible technological skills that will pay off for you in your civilian career. We have assembled this list of high paying technology jobs for veterans to help you place your skills in the right career path.

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Computer Information Systems Manager

Hot Jobs for Veterans - Computer Information Systems Manager

 

What They Do: These managers oversee the computer activities of a company or organization, identifying what technology it needs to operate efficiently and accomplish its goals. This requires them to keep up with the latest advances in computer technology.

Median Annual Salary: $135,800*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 10-14% job growth through 2026 – faster than average.

What You’ll Need: Most organizations prefer at least a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, as well as experience. Many also have a graduate degree.

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Computer Systems Analyst

Hot Jobs for Veterans - Computer Systems Analyst

 

What They Do: Computer systems analysts study an organization’s computer system and figure out ways to improve it for more efficient operations. They blend business and information technology for best results.

Median Annual Salary: $87,220*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 5-9% job growth through 2026.

What You’ll Need: Many employers require a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, but not all. If you have skills, experience and a different degree, that may get your foot in the door.

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Software Applications Developer

Hot Jobs for Veterans - Web Application Developer

 

What They Do:  They develop, fix or improve the computer programs that allow users to do specific tasks, including those cool apps on your phone. They also develop apps for tablets, laptops, desktop computers and other electronic devices.

Median Annual Salary: $102,280*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 24% job growth through 2026.

What You’ll Need: Most employers will require a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, strong computer programming skills and experience.

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Cyber Security Analyst

Hot Jobs for Veterans - Cyber Security Analyst

 

What They Do:  Cyber security experts determine ways to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. They’re always on patrol, trying to stay one step ahead of cyber invaders with nefarious intentions. These specialists are in big-time demand in every nook and cranny, from government to private sector companies. Demand is only expected to increase.

Median Annual Salary: $92,600*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 28% job growth through 2026. Now THAT’S job security.

What You’ll Need: Many employers require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. However, military training and experience in this field will likely get you a call back.

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Software Systems Developer

Hot Jobs for Veterans

 

What They Do:  Software developers who create the apps that allow us to do specific tasks on our phones or other devices were discussed higher on the list. Software systems developers work with the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks. They’re part computer scientist, part engineer, and part mathematical analyst.

Median Annual Salary: $106,860*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 10-14% job growth through 2026.

What You’ll Need: You’ll probably need a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong programming skills.

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Computer Hardware Engineer

Hot Jobs for Veterans

 

What They Do:  Another computer-related career – the sixth such job on this year’s list.  These professionals research, design, develop, test and update computer hardware. They are engineers who are responsible for advances in computer systems.

Median Annual Salary: $115,080*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 5% job growth through 2026.

What You’ll Need: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program.

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Web Developer

Hot Jobs for Veterans - Web Developer

 

What They Do:  Web developers build and modify websites. They’re responsible for how the website looks, how it performs, how user-friendly it is, and how much traffic it can handle.

Median Annual Salary: $66,130*

Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 27% (!) growth between 2014 through 2024.

What You’ll Need: You can teach yourself to code, or you can go to a code school. You can also earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in web programming or a related field. You’ll need to know both programming and design.

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We have compiled some of the most popular and high paying technology jobs for veterans. Learn more about each of these positions and see what technology jobs are available today.
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