New resources for veterans
CareerOneStop’s new Veterans Job Matcher helps transitioning service members and veterans identify civilian careers that match their military experience—and then shows them local job postings for the careers they’re interested in.
Users simply enter their military job title or code, and receive a list of civilian careers that use similar skills and work experience as that military job. For each of the civilian careers on their list, veterans can review basic career information such as typical wages, training expectations, and job outlook. They can easily sort their list to highlight the occupations that might be the best fit for them—and then link to job postings in their local area.
Users can compare civilian career options by several different measures:
Typical Pay Grade: the minimum military pay grade that usually qualifies someone for this civilian career. Users can use this to help decide if a civilian career is appropriate for their own career level. If the Typical Pay Grade is the same or very close to their actual Pay Grade, the civilian career may be a good fit; if it’s much higher than their actual Pay Grade, they may not qualify for jobs in that particular field; and if it’s much lower than their actual Pay Grade, they might find that the civilian salary does not meet their requirements.
Typical Wages: the median annual salary for all workers in the career.
Typical Education: the amount of education that most workers have when they enter the career.
Outlook: a measure of how fast the career is expected to grow. This can help users identify demand in the job market for that career.
Job postings: when users enter a location, they’ll link directly to local job postings for any career of interest.
The Veterans Job Matcher uses the O*NET Military Search equation, which matches military jobs to civilian careers based on skills and other factors.
Veterans will also find updated content and resources on CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center, including a new Explore Civilian Careers section, an expanded Job Search section, and many new worksheets, resume samples that highlight military experience, and other veteran-specific resources based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Transition Assistance Program.
Coming soon, CareerOneStop will launch TAP App, a mobile app to help transitioning service members and veterans stay on track to achieve their career, education, and employment goals.
- Average Pay - $86,850/yr across the U.S.
- Typical Training at entry is a doctoral or professional degree.
Updated in-demand certifications
CareerOneStop has updated its in-demand certification list. These are the certifications that have been identified as in-demand through CareerOneStop’s analysis of national job posting data—and marked with a chili pepper icon in the Certification Finder.
CareerOneStop’s certifications database now includes nearly 500 of these in-demand certifications—including 143 that have been recently added. Workers, job seekers, and others who use the Certification Finder are encouraged to pay attention to these employer-identified certifications as they sort through certification options that could boost their careers.
Users can search for a certification by name, industry, or occupation. CareerOneStop’s Certification Finder includes three main types of certifications:
- Skill certifications—these cover basic skills, and can often be applied in several career fields. Examples include a CPR certification or a desktop publishing certification. Some skill certifications are specific to a product, such as a software program.
- Specialty certifications—these relate to specialties within certain fields. For example, an Oncology Nurse certification and a Pediatric Nurse certification are both nursing certifications.
- Advanced certifications—these require an Associate’s degree or higher, as well as more than two years of work experience. Sometimes they require that you hold a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.
Get information about more than 950 occupations including:
- occupation description
- career video
- education and experience needed
- typical wages
- job outlook
- knowledge, skills, and abilities needed
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