Now that your time in the US Military has come to an end, you should focus on finding a career that offers above-average pay, top-of-the-line benefits, and an environment you will enjoy. With Military experience in your desired career field, you have a much better chance of landing your dream job.
Although you may not qualify for all of the highest-paying Military jobs, there is a good chance that several will suit your experience and personal requirements.
Here are five of the highest-paying jobs for those who recently left the Military.
1. Aviation Program Manager
With this job, you are working with airplanes and other aircraft but it has nothing to do with flying or maintenance repairs. Instead, your job is to schedule and manage all operations as related to airplanes.
Most of these jobs require a four-year college degree. When you combine this with Military experience, your chance of landing a job is better than many.
Average pay: $90,000/year
2. Management Consultant
Are you interested in helping companies operate at peak performance? From financial organization to manufacturing efficiency and much more, when you work as a management consultant you will get to wear many hats.
If you can think strategically and analytically, this is the job for you.
Average pay: $87,000/year
3. Senior Systems Engineer
If you have a four-year engineering degree and experience as an engineer in the Military, you are going to be in high demand. All of the time you spent developing your technical skills can be put to good use.
Systems engineers are hired to set up and manage computer networks.
Many system engineers eventually move into the capacity of IT director, earning a salary of $100,000 or more.
Average pay: $86,000/year
4. Security Consultant
Who better to focus on security than somebody with Military experience? If you have the technical know-how to protect valuable information, this is a career path that you may want to follow.
Most who work in this capacity have a bachelor?s degree in computer science.
Average pay: $80,000
5. Intelligence Analyst
Although intelligence analysts are found in all branches of the Military, these professionals are very important in the civilian world as well.
If you have experience as an intelligence analyst, you may be able to land a job helping to solve crimes. From studying the history of illegal behavior to gathering evidence and much more, you will have many responsibilities if you work in this capacity
Average pay: $69,000/year
These are five of the highest pay post US Military jobs. If you have a college degree and experience in one of these fields, you may want to think about applying for a civilian position once you are done serving your country.