Jobs and Careers for Military Veterans
Stand out in the civilian job market with a respected degree from UMUC.
The job outlook for military veterans has grown more promising. Less than three years ago, the national unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans hovered around 12 percent.2 That number has dropped below 7 percent,3 and several industries and many employers target veterans in their hiring plans.
Strike while the iron is hot and take your education to the next level at University of Maryland University College.
Contact our specially trained veterans advisors today. We'll help you transition back to college, select the right degree for your career goals, pursue all available education benefits, financial aid, scholarships, and other payment options, transfer credits for your military experience, and work toward the job security you want.
The Power of a Degree
A college education is a solid investment in your future. Moving from a high school diploma to a bachelor's degree nearly doubles the weekly wages of a typical U.S. worker.1
But the power of a degree doesn't stop with your paycheck. UMUC will help prepare you for a lifetime of success in the workplace. In addition to enhancing your fundamental knowledge and competencies, our academic programs also build your soft skills. Improving your communication, time management, problem solving, and critical thinking can set you apart from the competition.
"I told myself I wouldn't do 20-plus years in the military and not get out with a bachelor's degree. … Most of the jobs I was looking for required you to have a bachelor's at least."
Top 3 Jobs for Veterans
When compared to the typical job, these positions are held by a higher percentage of veterans, pay more, and are predicted to grow faster, according to PayScale.4
|Job Title||UMUC Program|
|1. Management consultant||Business and Management|
|2. IT program manager||IT and Computer Science|
|3. Systems analyst||IT and Computer Science|
management consultant is the top job for veterans 2
veterans earn about $10,000 more a year than the average American 3
bachelor's degree recipients earn about twice as much a week as high school graduates 4
1 Source: "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers Fourth Quarter 2013," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 22, 2014
2 Source: "EEOC Issues Revised Publications on Employment of Veterans with Disabilities," U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, February 28, 2012
3 Source: "Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 4, 2014
4 Source: "Top Jobs for Veterans," PayScale, February 13, 2012
5 Source: "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers Fourth Quarter 2013," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 22, 2014
6 Source: "A Snapshot of Our Nation's Veterans," U.S. Census Bureau, July 16, 2012
7 Source: "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers Fourth Quarter 2013: Table 5," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 22, 2014
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