By Susan Adams
Many veterans returning to the U.S. from stints overseas have years of job experience under their belts, yet they feel daunted by the challenges of making the transition into the civilian workforce.
Often they’ve put in five, ten or more years in the field but they don’t have college degrees. While they may have driven heavy equipment, supervised troops, worked as medics or programmed computers, they’re not sure how to apply those skills in the civilian world.
According to Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, a career information and job listing website owned by Adicio, a company that makes classified advertising software, as many as 100 veterans send emails to CareerCast each month asking for help with their job searches.
What CareerCast has found: Most veterans are more qualified than they realize for well-paying jobs, ranging from software engineer (median salary $85,400) to industrial engineering technician ($50,900).
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