Army 92F veterans may find that their experience managing petroleum stocks is valuable in the civilian workforce. Below are solid career opportunities for veterans.
|Job Title||Median Wage (2016)*||Job Growth (2016-2026)*||Applicable Military Skills/Traits|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||$41,340||6%||Experience performing equipment and safety inspections|
|Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks||$46,760||6%||Performed planning and scheduling of petroleum transport|
|Training and Development Specialists||$59,020||12%||Enforcement of safety regulations and procedures|
|Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers||$67,400||3%||Experience operating pumps and systems|
|Transportation Managers||$89,190||7% (transportation, storage, and distribution managers)||Management of deliveries and inventory of petroleum|
Sources: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Civilian Careers for 92F Veterans
Management of petroleum stocks includes experience with transportation, shipping and receiving, as well as petroleum dispensing and storage systems. These skills offer career opportunities in a number of fields that may be a good fit for Army 92F veterans.
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Army 92F veterans' experience with heavy equipment, as well as shipping and receiving, may make this a good career choice. The reputation of veterans for adherence to safety standards and to follow procedures may be an advantage in the job market.
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers commonly attend professional truck driving schools and must have a CDL. Long-haul drivers usually operate trucks with capacities of at least 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. Truck drivers must perform safety inspections of their vehicles, keep records of maintenance and repairs, and keep logs of their driving and resting time. They also secure cargo with appropriate methods for the nature of the load within regulatory safety standards.
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Many of the same skill sets required to excel as a petroleum supply specialist also apply to production, planning, and expediting clerks. They both monitor inventory and workflow, ensuring timely delivery and distribution. These similarities may allow Army 92F veterans to excel in this career.
Production, planning, and expediting clerks are responsible for the flow of work between departments within businesses, government, or other institutions. They confer with department managers over schedules and production problems, in order to expedite workflow and coordinate work between departments. They also create a number of reports to maintain appropriate inventories and improve efficiency throughout the organization. This position requires a high school diploma.
Training and Development Specialists
Army 92F veterans are well-versed in safety standards and training, given the flammable nature of petroleum and inherent danger of accidents when working with heavy equipment. They are also responsible for enforcing safety within their teams. Having worked with training material and presentations for their teams may provide a good background to pursue this career.
Training and development specialists will need to have a bachelor's degree. Those who work in this career are responsible for creating training programs for use in companies, government, and other institutions. These programs may be designed to provide skills training, safety training, or information on company behavior policies. Specialists in this field work with management to assess needs and create or oversee the creation of appropriate materials.
Petroleum Pump System operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
This may be a good fit for Army 92F veterans. The career has many tasks in common with their active duty experience, providing them with an advantage over other job seekers.
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers are responsible for the operation of petroleum refining or processing plants. There are a number of sub-specialties in which they may work, such as controlling manifold pumping systems, gauging or testing oil, or regulating flow. This position requires a high school diploma.
Army 92F veterans have experience working with transportation and shipping. They are familiar with the challenges of schedules, delivery, and coordination. This experience may be a plus for veterans who want to enter this field.
Transportation managers need a high school diploma and generally should have about five years of experience. They are responsible for ensuring that transportation runs smoothly within companies, or if their own company is in the business of providing transportation, that customers are serviced correctly. They oversee staff and direct a number of activities, such as dispatching, routing, and tracking of vehicles, which may include aircraft and railroad cars. They also schedule workers and assign duties, as well as serve as the link between upper management and workers.