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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
Healthcare jobs for veterans
Aside from their importance in aiding people in their day-to-day lives, jobs in healthcare provide the American economy a fundamental cornerstone. Small wonder, then, that healthcare jobs are among the most promising prospective careers for veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce. And those prospects can see boosts from programs specifically tailored toward translating veterans' military experience into healthcare job opportunities. One such example is the Military Medics and Corpsmen Program, offered via the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Its website describes its mission as "an opportunity to apply hard-earned and at times battle-tested patient care skills under physician supervision while ...
Veterans Plugging Into Online Job Searching
So you’re a military veteran who just returned from years of active duty. Though you had a fulfilling experience, you’re ready to get back into the job market and work for an organization that can help you achieve other career goals. Well, after months of searching, you still can’t find a job, which puts you in a group with other unemployed veterans — 7.3% of unemployed veterans to be exact. What do you do? While it’s always frustrating to be unemployed, veterans may have a harder time in the job search process due to their time away, medical issues, or ...
Veterans Have Opportunities in Manufacturing Jobs
Job opportunities for veterans in the manufacturing sector should be abundant in the coming years, with a joint plan from four American companies helping to fuel that growth. Alcoa, Boeing, General Electric and Lockheed Martin are all buying into the " Get Skills to Work Coalition ,” an organization designed to educate job seekers on techniques in the modern manufacturing industry, with a target of helping more than 15,000 veterans. Manufacturing employment has been one of the highest growth sectors in the economy over the past two years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To be sure, ...
Career Opportunities Through Naval ROTC
College students interested in the Navy can focus on their academic careers while eliminating much of the financial burden of paying for school. With more than 160 colleges and universities across the United States offering Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps programs, students have many opportunities to finish a degree without going into overwhelming debt and have a career as a Navy Officer ready and waiting upon graduation. Most NROTC units are only a part-time commitment during a student’s course of study. NROTC offers up to $180,000 for tuition, with additional educational and lab fees covered. Students who enroll also receive ...
Interviewing Tips for Veterans
While finding a new job can be difficult for anyone, it can be especially hard on veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. A new study from the Military Benefit Association revealed that half of the veterans recently separated from the U.S. military and are currently unemployed have not had a full- or part-time job since leaving the military. Among those, 40% have been out of work between four and 12 months. Roy Gibson, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant and president of the Military Benefit Association, said one critical aspect to landing new work for veterans is ensuring ...
Job Search Tools for Veterans
As you anticipate leaving military service and entering corporate (or Federal) America, you need a portfolio of job search tools to aide you through the process. Choose the tools that will best suit your job search path and your career history. LinkedIn Profile Social media is a requirement for most jobs. In particular, LinkedIn is a necessity for professional networking and public confirmation of the "facts" job seekers include on their resumes. A complete LinkedIn profile takes some time to create. Once your profile meets LinkedIn's requirements, you become much more visible to recruiters and prosptective employers. Participate in appropriate ...
From The Military to Management
Added emphasis on military outreach in the workforce translates to increased managerial opportunities for veterans. The skills veterans in military training translate to readymade leaders in work. Employers are capitalizing on this more frequently, offering more pathways from the military to management. Eric Schelling, Director of Talent Acquisition for Home Depot, said that the military’s emphasis on leadership proves useful on the job. “Leadership is the No. 1 quality [veterans] bring [to a job],” he said. “They’re able to rally [colleagues] to accomplish the mission.” Such a trait is critical for successful managerial positions, and employers take notice. One such ...
Most Veteran-Friendly Cities
A survey of 381 U.S. metropolitan areas finds that San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and Omaha are the top four regions for veterans seeking gainful employment. The study was based on three earlier studies by the MilitaryFriendly and G.I. Jobs magazine that measured the most military friendly businesses and schools and the number of veteran-owned businesses. It also considered the cost of living and the unemployment rate. Researchers assigned a weight of 25 percent each for the number of open jobs at military friendly businesses and the number of military friendly schools, 20 percent for the cost of living, and ...
Employment For Post-9/11 Veterans Lags In 2013
A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on veterans’ employment shows that the job market is still challenging for post-Sept. 11, 2001 servicemen and women. Though unemployment for all veterans is 6.6%—in line with the national average of 6.7%—the BLS finds that 9% of veterans who served in the Gulf War-era remain unemployed. This comes despite public and private sector efforts to improve their hiring outlook. According to the BLS, that translates to roughly 200,000 unemployed veterans total. Unemployment for this era of veterans lags behind the national average. However, the national average has improved to ...