Veterans with experience in human intelligence are likely to find opportunities in business research, data mining, investigation, and a number of other areas. Below are five careers that could be a good choice.
|Job Title||Median Wage (2016)*||Job Growth (2016-2026)*||Applicable Military Skills/Traits|
|Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan||$32,150||6%||Experience screening human resources|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||$48,190||11%||Preparation and analysis of reports|
|Intelligence Analysts||$78,120 (detectives and criminal investigators)||5% (detectives and criminal investigators)||Specialized training and experience with human intelligence analysis|
|Operations Research Analysts||$79,200||27%||Experience with data, analysis, and presentation of reports|
|Database Administrators||$84,950||11%||Familiarity with computers and intelligence systems|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Civilian Careers for Army Human Intelligence Collector Veterans
Specialized training in conducting interviews, gathering human intelligence, performing analysis, and preparing reports may be highly sought after in the civilian world. Army 35M veterans may find many open doors and opportunities for their skills.
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
Human intelligence collector veterans may find that their experience interviewing individuals in a variety of situation has helped to prepare them for this position. Their experience conducting interviews, debriefings, and preparing reports may allow them to be regarded as well-qualified to complete all of the tasks for this position.
Interviewers gather information by reaching out to people in a number of ways. They may interview their subjects by telephone, by mail, or in person. In addition they may also use standardized forms, applications or questionnaires. They are often required to ask specific questions. Typically they may also be asked to perform clerical work like sorting and classifying documents, as well as filing forms. This position requires a high school diploma.
Private Investigators and Detectives
Army 35M veterans may find that private investigation and/or detective work is a good career choice given their military experience. Interviewing, research, and analysis skills are likely to let veterans stand out from other candidates.
Private investigators and detectives provide intelligence to individuals, business, or other agencies. They make observations, conduct interviews, perform research and analyze their findings. These findings are compiled into reports as specified. For this career, applicants typically must have a high school diploma.
This career may be well-suited to Army 35M veterans, particularly if they enjoy working with computers and database intelligence as well as directly with people. They may find that their military training is a benefit due to their extensive experience.
Intelligence analysts attempt to forecast or forsee criminal activity before the act is committed. Terrorism is of particular concern. They gather data from law enforcement databases, surveillance and intelligence networks, as well as geographic systems. They analyze this data and make predictions accordingly. Education requirements for intelligence analysts vary between the local and federal level--the former requires a high school diploma, while the latter typically requires a bachelor's degree.
Operations Research Analysts
This career is most suitable for 35M veterans who are mathematically inclined. 35M veterans may excel in this field due to their experience and understanding of the value and limitations of human intelligence, which may allow them to incorporate those factors into their analysis.
With a relevant bachelor's degree, operations research analysts are equipped to work with mathematics to analyze situations and make decisions. This type of analysis is often used to optimize business performance in order to realize cost benefits. However it is also used for threat prediction and planning response scenarios.
Human intelligence collectors may find that their analysis and organizational skills make this a good career choice. Their military experience working with sensitive data may prove to be an advantage in a competitive field.
Database administrators need a bachelor's degree in a related field. They work with computers and specialized software in order to store data in an efficient and searchable manner. This data may be from many different fields, such as scientific research, financial transactions, government records, or shipping and purchasing records. They also monitor internal network security to ensure information is safe.