Veterans Job Matcher Help

Veterans Job Matcher Help

Match Veteran Jobs Help

Learn more about the Veterans Job Matcher.

What does this tool do?

The Veterans Job Matcher helps you identify civilian careers that could be a good match for your military skills. Enter your military job title or code, and you'll see a list of civilian careers that use similar skills and work experience. For each of those careers, you can review basic career information such as typical wages and job outlook, and you can link to job postings in your local area.

How does the Veterans Job Matcher come up with my list of civilian careers?

This tool uses the O*NET Military Search equation, which matches military jobs to civilian careers based on skills and other factors.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Typical Pay Grade"?

Typical Pay Grade is the minimum military pay grade that usually qualifies someone for this civilian career. You can use this as a reference to know if a civilian career is appropriate for your own career level; if the Typical Pay Grade is the same or very close to yours, the civilian career may be a good fit. If it's much higher than yours, you may not qualify for jobs in the civilian career. If it's much lower than your military pay grade, you might find that the civilian salary does not meet your requirements. This information is only available for certain common occupations. If it's not available for a civilian career you're interested in, click the career title to learn more about qualifications.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Typical Wages"?

Typical Wages is the median annual salary for all workers in the career in the United States.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Typical Education"?

Typical Education is the amount of education that most workers have when they enter the career.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Outlook"?

Outlook is a measure of how fast the career is expected to grow. It can help you identify demand in the job market for that career.

Where do the Job Postings come from?

CareerOneStop uses several sources for job postings. You can select the source you’d like to view by clicking on the box next to “Source” and selecting one of the job posting sources. Current sources include:

Please note that not all of these commercial job banks have the same requirements for job postings as NLx; some of the job postings you find on these job banks may be duplicates and some may not be for existing job openings. Also note that you may be required to register in order to apply for a position.

How do I apply for a job?

To learn more or apply for any positions on your results list, simply click on an underlined job title. You’ll go directly to the job posting or hiring company’s website; please note that you will no longer be on CareerOneStop and you may be asked to register in order to apply for a position. Learn more about applying at What are job banks?

How can I narrow my list of job search results?

How can I narrow my list of job search results?

Sometimes you may see too long a list of job results. You can always narrow your list of results by using the “Filter by” section on the left-hand side of your results page.

  • Filter by company. If you’re interested in working for a particular company, click on the business name in the list—now you’ll only see job listings from that company. Click “undo” to go back to the full list.
  • Filter by location. You can also narrow your results by clicking on any location in this list. You’ll see only job listings for that location. Click “undo” to go back to the full list.
  • Filter by date posted. Use this list to filter the job listings by date—for instance click “1 Day Back” if you only want to see jobs posted in the past day. Click “undo” to go back to the full list.

How can I see jobs for another occupation?

If you look under “See jobs for a different occupations” you'll see a list of occupations that are related to the one you've selected. Click on any of those occupation names to see job postings for that career. Or, if you want to see postings for another career, enter that in the box under "Your Job Search" and "Occupation" then click show jobs to see new postings.

Where does the information in this tool come from?

Data used in this tool come from several sources:

  • The information and formula for matching military and civilian careers and the typical military pay grade data come from O*NET Web Services by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
  • Civilian wage data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, May 2019.
  • Typical education data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, Education and training assignments by detailed occupation, 2018.
  • Outlook data come from the O*NET Bright Outlook occupations.

Job postings come from several sources:

I'm an employer. How do I post job openings here?

CareerOneStop job listings come from NLx by the National Data Exchange. Visit Post a Job to learn how to post your openings.