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--either in the state you've selected, or for the nation if you haven't selected a location.
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 US.jobs; 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 job search results?
Your job search results list includes all jobs that matched the job title/keyword you entered. Use the “Filter your results” menu on the left-hand side to narrow your results.
Narrow by type of Job. Your results may include positions in a wide range of occupations. You can see the list of the occupations included in your results under “Refine Your Search.” Click on any title in this list and your job search results will update to show only listings in that occupation.
Narrow by location. You can also narrow your results by city or town by clicking on any location listed under “where” in that left-hand menu.
Narrow by date posted. Your job search results list includes all active job postings. Use the list under “Date Posted” 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.
Where does all of the the information in this tool come from?
Data used in this tool come from several sources:
O*NET data used here are from the O*NET 23 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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.