Veterans who have worked as 35Ts, maintaining secure communications networks, have real world experience in situations where security is critical. Below are careers that are a good fit for this skill set.
|Job Title||Median Wage (2016)*||Job Growth (2016-2026)*||Applicable Military Skills/Traits|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||$135,800||12%||Interest in math; experience repairing communications equipment|
|Management Analysts||$81,330||14%||Problem solving; experience performing operational checks|
|Information Security Analysts||$92,600||28%||Capability with communications equipment; experience assessing data|
|Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers||$55,920||1%||Ability with equipment; experience repairing electronics|
|First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||$63,540||7%||Attention to detail; training in maintenance procedures|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Civilian Careers for 35T Veterans
Military intelligence systems maintainer/integrator veterans develop valuable skills working with communications equipment during active duty. These skills provide a good foundation for civilian careers in which veterans may do well.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
35T Army veterans know that information and communications are vital to military operations, and they are particularly aware of the need for security. This knowledge and attitude may give them an advantage over other candidates in the civilian sector where cyber security is increasingly important.
Computer and information systems managers are responsible for overseeing the computer and database needs of companies both large and small. They are often referred to as IT managers. Those in this position plan, direct, and manage the systems, as well as the staff, that are critical to communications and information technology. This position requires at least a bachelor's degree.
Military know-how and experience can be highly sought after in the business community. Veterans are known to be highly-trained and exhibit leadership qualities that may allow them to excel in civilian management.
Management analysts, often called 'management consultants,' help businesses improve their profits. They also help government agencies and nonprofits in operating more efficiently. They analyze business structure and operations to discover bottlenecks and inefficiencies, in order to reduce costs and increase performance. A minimum of a bachelor's degree is necessary in this position.
Information Security Analysts
Military intelligence systems maintainer/integrator veterans bring real world experience to the civilian workforce. On a daily basis they work hard to secure and maintain vital systems that are important to the safety of troops and regional networks. This experience is likely to set them apart from typical college graduates.
Information security analysts are responsible for maintaining computer and network security. They analyze systems to identify weak points before they can be exploited. In this position, a variety of programs and vulnerability tests are used to stay ahead of cyber threats. Information security analysts will need a bachelor's degree at minimum.
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers
35T veterans may find themselves well-suited to this position. Their active duty experience may be regarded as a plus in the civilian workforce in this field.
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers work with a number of difference devices, including communications equipment. They may work in a variety of industries, such as transportation, utilities, and telecommunications, among others. A college degree is not usually required, although college level classes or knowledge of electrical principles is usually necessary.
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
This position allows 35T veterans to make the most of their technical skills, like testing and repairing complex equipment. In addition, veterans' discipline and leadership skills may also be regarded as valuable assets, giving them an advantage over other job seekers.
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers directly supervise those who work on electric and mechanical equipment, including communications, switches, motors, power generators, and pumping equipment. Skills with tests, diagnostics, and repair or replacement are necessary. This position requires a high school diploma with relevant experience.