Salary Range: $25,804 – $65,100
You’ll run the show, whether at a restaurant, grocery store, specialty shop or big-box store. The retail industry loves the leadership skills veterans learn, and some have set up management training programs just for prior military.
Why It’s Hot
In January, retail employers hired 46,000 people. Over the last 12 months, the retail industry has added 293,000 jobs – bringing the employment level to just 26,000 jobs shy of its November 2007 peak.
What You’ll Need
Many employers prefer a bachelor’s degree. Although it’s often possible to advance without one, those with a degree will be more promotable.