There are a number of career options suitable to Army 29E veterans' skills and experience, including engineering, repairers, and workforce training. Below are a number of choices.
|Job Title||Median Wage (2016)*||Job Growth (2016-2026)*||Applicable Military Skills/Traits|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||$56,250||2%||Experience with electronics systems and ability to perform physical activities|
|Training and Development Specialists||$59,020||12%||Proven planning and execution skills|
|Electronics Engineering Technicians||$62,190||2% (electrical and electronics engineering technicians)||Experience with electronics devices and radio wave theory|
|Emergency Management Directors||$70,500||8%||Ability to work as a team member|
|Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$99,210||4%||Experience with electronic warfare technology|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Civilian Careers for 29E Veterans
Army 29E veterans will find good opportunities for their skills and experience in the civilian workforce. Their training with electronics equipment and theory may impress employers and recruiters.
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Army electronic warfare specialists have experience with various electronics devices. This may prove to be an advantage to those seeking to enter this field.
Electrical and electronics repairers will need to complete vocational nondegree training. They repair and install electronic equipment for businesses, government, and other organizations. It is necessary for them to be able to use blueprints and schematics, and they may test faulty equipment and perform diagnostics with testing systems and software.
Training and Development Specialists
Army veterans with training and presentation skills may find this a suitable career choice. This position requires teamwork as well as leadership. 29E veterans may find that their military training is helpful in advancing in this career.
A bachelor's degree is required to become a training and development specialist. They design training programs on a variety of topics, from skills training to safety or company morale, for staff and employees of companies, government offices, schools, and other institutions. Training specialists consult with management to determine needs and requirements and develop appropriate programs. They may present these as seminars, if required, or deploy them as videos, online, or as other forms of media.
Electronics Engineering Technicians
29E veterans who found the technology and equipment they had the opportunity to work with interesting may find this a good career choice. Prior experience with advanced technology may be impressive to employers.
Electronics engineering technicians work under supervision of engineers or scientists. They build simulations and prototypes for development and testing purposes. These professionals test materials and components in order to ensure performance in the entire range of conditions in which the devices they are developing will operate. An associate's degree is required for this position.
Emergency Management Directors
Electronic warfare specialists plan and prepare for electronic warfare every day. This may be a highly desirable skill set in emergency planning departments across the nation as interconnectivity and dependence of electronic systems continues to grow.
Emergency management directors need a bachelor's degree. They plan for disasters, both natural and man-made. One of their primary duties is to coordinate with other agencies and regions in order to have strong contacts and established protocols for priorities and aid in the event of disaster or emergency. In the event of a situation within their territory they will lead response efforts.
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
For Army 29E veterans who found radio wave theory and electronic principles interesting, this may be a good career choice. 29E veterans may find that their active duty experience provides a fresh perspective in the design and function of battlefield technology.
Electronics engineers may conduct research, develop new systems, or improve existing devices. They design experiments or new components and develop concepts and products that are generally simulated and prototyped for testing purposes. They work on electronic components and circuits that are used in industries like aerospace, acoustics, and telecommunications, among many other fields.