Each year we ask the Military Friendly® Employers to list the top 10 jobs they are recruiting veterans for. The 2018 class has spoken. We crunched the data, mashed it up and present you this year’s Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans.
These are the 25 jobs that are most in demand with the 237 Military Friendly® Employers, organizations that span just about every industry. These employers have proven they go above and beyond in recruiting, hiring, onboarding and retaining military and veterans.
On the following pages, you’ll find a summary of each position, the annual median salary, job growth projections and similar job titles employers might use. Salary and job growth information was provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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1. Operations Manager
What They Do: Back by popular demand after topping the charts in 2017, operations managers are still highly valued by Military Friendly® Employers. Your specific duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the organization and industry, but operations managers are all about efficiency and improving operations. They coordinate between departments to ensure smooth production of goods or services.
Hot Jobs Titles:
- Business Manager
- Facilities Manager
- Facility Manager
- General Manager (GM),
- Operations Director
- Plant Manager
- Plant Superintendent
- Production Manager
- Store Manager
Median Annual Salary: $99,310*
Why It’s Hot: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 5-9% job growth through 2026.
What You’ll Need: You’ll likely need a bachelor’s degree and leadership experience, but requirements will vary depending on the position, organization and industry. Military operational and leadership experience is a big plus.