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150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition

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150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-929-6

Pages: 368

Copyright: 2013 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 9.25

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.


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Veterans face many challenges as they seek civilian jobs. This one-of-a-kind book—based on a survey representing 1.5 million recent veterans—helps today’s returning military find the best job matches for their training, interests, personality, gender, and more. With 46 best jobs lists and 150 detailed job descriptions, the book covers the best-paying and fastest-growing occupations held by recent veterans. Veterans can transition to these jobs mainly using the skills learned in military service; some occupations may require additional training or licensure, and this information is explained as well.

Best jobs lists include “Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Recent Veterans” and “Jobs in Which Veteran Status Confers Biggest Earnings Advantage.” Each in-depth job description gives information on

  • Veterans’ earnings compared to earnings of non-veterans
  • Veterans’ employment by economic sector, specifically for-profit, nonprofit, government, education, and self-employment
  • Related military specializations
  • Job growth and annual job openings
  • Skills and knowledge required
  • Career cluster
  • Personality type
  • Working conditions
  • And much more

Written specifically for enlisted personnel, this guide also offers help on maximizing success in the transition from military to civilian work.

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Author Bio

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin also is a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.

Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.

For interview requests or questions about Shatkin, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.