Top Technology Jobs for Veterans

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technology jobs for veterans

A significant number of veterans are moving into tech related jobs once they transition into the civilian world. An infographic from PayScale.com below proves this notion as well as provides other relevant data when it comes to technology jobs for veterans.

Technology Jobs for Veterans

Top Tech Jobs for Veterans

Based on the infographic, here are the top 10 tech jobs for vets:

Program Manager

Not to be confused with a project manager (which is also listed below), a program manager is responsible for more projects than the latter, which is often just assigned a specific project or task to complete.

program-and-project-manager

IT Consultant

Like all consultants, an IT consultant is often not directly employed by a company and is hired only on a per need basis.

IT Consultant

Business Development Manager

Management skills is quite common among veterans, hence, they can easily fit into any manager related roles.

Business Development Manager

Systems Analyst

Not the same as an engineer; an analyst can be considered the problem solver by using computer systems and tools.

Systems Analyst

Systems Engineer

A systems engineer involves tasks beyond what an analyst does. The job description combines a knowledge in computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis.

Systems Engineer
System Engineer Larry Nakamura, from Boeing Training Systems Group and Maj. Christian Ward, 2010

Network Engineer, IT

Unlike network administrators (jump to section below), engineers are assigned more high level design and planning tasks.

Network Engineer, IT

Field Service Engineer

Responsibilities include preventive maintenance as well as repairs. Employment options may even include international companies based overseas.

Field Service Engineer

Tech Writer

Writing, along with other skills applicable online are in demand for home based or freelance work.

Tech Writer
Lyndsy Shuman, Technical Writer

Network Administrator

All networks are often included – LAN (local area), WAN (wireless) and even VPN (virtual private network).

Network Administrator

HVAC Service Technician

Servicing heating, ventilation and air conditioning units are but common for active duty military personnels; hence, it’s an easy option for a job when transitioning into civilian life.

HVAC Service Technician

More Technology Jobs for Veterans

Other promising data driven careers for vets based a list from Military.com include the following:

Data Scientist

Data scientists extract data using various sources.

Data Scientist

Solution Architect

Also called system architect, solution architects work with system analysts and design architects to make functional architecture for computers, software and more.

Solution Architect

Mobile Developer

Mobile development (iOS or Android) is a fast rising industry.

Mobile Developer

Project Manager

See product manager section above

program-and-project-manager

Software Development Manager

Software development skills may not be required but it does help to understand how it works in order to effectively manage a team.

Software Development Manager

Quality Assurance Manager

As mentioned earlier, military skills often include leadership; hence, management (including managing QAs) is one of the most common paths for veterans looking for work in the civilian world.

Quality Assurance Manager

UX Designer

User experience in mobile apps and websites is as important as the content and design.

UX Designer

Software Architect

It’s a high level version of solution architects. Software architects often dictate industry standards in computer software, tools and more.

Software Architect

Top Tech Skills

Top tech related skills of veterans include computer security, SQL (Microsoft SQL server), electronic troubleshooting, security risk management, Cisco networking, and program management.

Top Tech Skills

Tech Companies Hiring Veterans

Tech companies which are actively hiring veterans or offer related programs include Microsoft, Google, Verizon, Home Depot, J.P. Morgan Chase, Honeywell, Southwest Airlines, General Dynamics, Bechtel and more. 

Tech Companies Hiring Veterans

Further Resources

You can refer to USTechVets.org for technology related jobs. The site connects both potential employers and transitioning military personnel as well as their families. See www.ustechvets.org.

ustechvets

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on a list of job listing websites and resources for veterans.

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