Going Back to School After Serving the Country, What Fields May Work for You

Serving in the military often allows people to acquire a wide range of skills that better them as job applicants as well as individuals. If you've recently completed your time with the armed forces and are looking to begin a new career, why not put your leadership skills to use?

Management in Your Future?

Going back to school to obtain a business degree, a Business Management degree or a Human Resources degree--for example-- may help position job seekers in management roles.

A career as a human resources manager may be a good choice for you. Those in this field are usually in charge of creating, planning and enforcing a companies human resources plans and policies. HR duties could include staffing, benefits, employee relations, training and teaching health and safety programs. 

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Technology and Design in your Future?

 Did your former military role include technology-related responsibilities? Students who obtain a degree in technology can work in fields including information systems management, multimedia and graphic design, computer science, and even software application development. 


For example, with your computer science degree, you will have the skills, and confidence to apply your software engineering knowledge to support a variety of key areas within a company. Graduates of our computer science degree program have in-demand job opportunities available to them; in fact, employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase by 21 percent from 2008 to 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

You protected our country in the U.S. Armed Forces; and it's only logical that you utilize your expertise with a career in criminal justice and law enforcement. Graduates of the Criminal Justice Associate’s degree can work in career specializations in corrections, homeland security, law enforcement, psychology.

Career outlooks for criminal justice and law enforcement looks bright. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow about 19 percent between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.

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This article was transcribed by the Rasmussen College Blog team. Are you ready to take the plunge into a new, successful future? If so, learn more about our degree programs today.

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