September 22, 2016, by Lizzie Weakley – Military Veterans come out of service after a long career serving their country. However, it can be difficult to know which direction to head after being in the service for so long, and full on retirement isn’t always an option. Here are the top 5 best careers for military veterans to find fulfillment in civilian life.
Military Veterans have already been trained to protect, defend, and serve. A career in law enforcement can continue that noble calling on the home front. Considering getting a degree in law enforcement can really help veterans make the most of their career. If a veteran already has a degree, it might be wise to consider getting a master’s in criminal justice to make the most of this wonderful calling.
Veterans are already accustomed to handling emergency situations. A career in healthcare will provide veterans with the satisfaction of knowing they are helping others, and the ability to use their military skills in the workplace. Also, healthcare workers are always in high demand. Job security is great in the healthcare industry.
The United States is currently facing a crisis level teaching shortage. Veterans have been trained in discipline, respect, and focus. All three of these things are needed to be a successful teacher. A veteran can command the respect of their classroom and help students become their very best selves. Teaching is a world benefiting career, and Military Veterans would thrive in the structured environment of the classroom.
Achieving success in business requires leadership, mental fortitude, and dedication. Military Veterans have been trained to have all of these things and more which would make them perfect for the world of business.
#5 Fire Fighting
Danger, emergency response, quick thinking, and teamwork are all required skills for Military Veterans and Firefighters. Military Veterans know how to stay physically fit, and have the strength to face danger for the greater good. All of these things and more make Military Veterans perfect candidates for firefighting.
Military Veterans are heroes to their country, their communities, and their families. These five careers are the careers that help them maintain pride in their work, and will continue to help them serve their country from the home front. Veterans deserve a career that makes them happy and keeps them doing what they love most; helping others.
Author Bio: My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3 year old husky Snowball.