Marine Corps veterans who are skilled and trained in fixing telephones and computers will be able to easily apply their talents in the civilian workforce. Below are five careers worth considering in the fields of engineering as well as computer and network administration, among others.
|Job Title||Median Wage (2016)*||Job Growth (2016-2026)*||Applicable Military Skills/Traits|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installers||$39,240||105%||Electronic device installation and calibration experience|
|Computer Support Specialists||$52,160||11%||Performed repairs on computers and systems|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||$56,250||2%||Experience with blueprints, systems testing, and repairs|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians||$62,190||2%||Familiarity with electronic testing equipment|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$79,700||6%||Experience with computer repair and formal training in electronics|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Civilian Careers for Marine Corps 2847 Veterans
Marine Corps 2847 veterans have completed the Basic Electronics Course, as well as the Telephone System/Personal Computer Intermediate Repair Course conducted by the U.S. Military. This training combined with their job experience may help 2847 veterans succeed in the civilian workforce.
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
2847 veterans may find this as a good career option since it can make good use of their skill set including; the ability to read blueprints and diagrams, work with electrical systems, calibrate equipment, and provide documentation of work completion.
Solar photovoltaic installers work in the rapidly expanding solar power industry, which makes this one of the fastest growing career choices available. Generally, solar power installers put panel systems in homes and offices. But they also typically deal with power storage systems, which may include batteries for storing solar energy. These installers need to undergo vocational training but they do not necessarily need a degree.
Computer Support Specialists
The tasks performed by customer support specialists are similar to the daily duties of telephone systems/personal computer repairers. Because of the close match in terms of job responsibilities, 2847 veterans may likely do well in this career even with little or no additional training.
Computer support specialists help people with their computer problems. Some support specialists provide guidance over the phone or remotely, primarily for consumers who have difficulty with devices located in their homes or small offices. Larger businesses often have an in-house specialist to help with day-to-day computer issues for their office staff, where they help with software and hardware issues and often set up workstations. A degree may not be necessary for some jobs available in this field, but larger companies prefer candidates with a bachelor's degree.
Electrical and Electronic Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
This career could be a good match for Marine Corps 2847 veterans because of their ability to work with blueprints and schematics, as well as their training and discipline which allow them to see an assignment from start to finish.
Electrical and electronics repairers need to complete technical training at the postsecondary level, but they are not required to have a college degree. Repairers in this field primarily work for businesses, industries, the government and other institutions. They work on electronic equipment like radio and wireless communications systems as well as different types of machinery and motors. They must be able to make appropriate repairs when devices are not working.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
This career choice could offer Marine Corps 2847 veterans the opportunity to work with interesting new products and technologies. Their strong foundation in basic electrical principles may open doors in this career path.
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians should at least have an associate's degree. They normally work with engineers regarding products and designs which typically encompass various fields requiring advanced technology, especially those which involve people sending signals and messages to each other. They may also work with some kinds of robotics and systems that do not require hands-on human control.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Marine Corps 2847 veterans may have some advantages in applying for a network and computer systems administrator position. For example, their specialized training and military emphasis on data security is likely to be highly valued.
The daily operations of computer systems for companies, government agencies, schools, hospitals, and other institutions are overseen by network and computer systems administrators. They frequently work with the management department about how to make systems safer and more secure. Their primary duty is to ensure that all systems are working properly and not susceptible to hackers. To be employed in this field, applicants will need at least a postsecondary certificate or an associate's degree, though preference may be given to those who possess a bachelor's degree.