A Quick Breakdown: How the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Works with a Certificate Program

Veterans returning to civilian life all face a similar dilemma—what now? Their military career may be over, but most veterans have a lifetime ahead of them, and a family to support. How do they transition from life in the military to life as a civilian? How do they take what they have learned in the military and apply it to the workplace? The best place to start is with career training and a certificate program.

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Advantages of Career Training After Military Service

Your military service can serve as the foundation for a highly successful civilian career. However, successfully transitioning to the civilian workforce is a matter of taking what you learned in the service and expanding those skills to help you succeed.

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You've Secured Our Country, Now Get Career Training to Secure Our Networks

By serving in the military, you played an important role in securing our country. Now that you are re-entering civilian life, have you considered a job securing the nation’s computer networks? Career training in data security is an ideal way to make the most of your military background, and you can enter a growing profession.

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Top 12 IT Training Certificates for Veterans

Companies hiring tech workers are looking for veterans. If you’ve served in the military, then you have the right skills to transition into a technology job. Veterans are leaving the service with expertise in data security, SQL, security risk management, electronics troubleshooting, and program management. And companies that hire vets are seeing benefits as well. For every returning veteran a company hires, it gets up to $5,600 in tax credits, or up to $9,600 if it hires a wounded veteran.

To improve your chances of finding a job in technology, many transitioning veterans take on additional career training and receive training certificates. Learning the latest techniques in systems administration, web design, program management, database administration, healthcare IT, and related areas expands your skill set and gives you the knowledge to step into a number of high-paying tech jobs. And your chances of being hired increase when you include tech certification as part of their career training.

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Top 10 IT Careers for Veterans

You’ve acquired many new skills while serving in the military. Now that you are transitioning to civilian life, wouldn’t it be great to use those skills in a field that is interesting and lucrative? You should be able to take your military experience and use it as a foundation for a new vocation. That’s why so many returning veterans transition into IT careers.

Information technology continues to be a growing field where veterans can apply their skills. It’s been demonstrated that vets excel at IT jobs. Military training generates a talent pool rich in technology and cybersecurity experience. Those skills tend to readily translate to IT careers in civilian life. And demand for IT professionals continues to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that IT will add 557,100 new jobs over the next 10 years, new jobs that pay a median wage of $86,320 per year.

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