However generous Wal-Mart’s much-publicized move back in January to hire veterans may be, stocking shelves or warehouses at the retail behemoth may not sound like much of a career for many of the more than 1 million service members projected to leave the armed forces between 2011 and 2016 as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end.
Those needing other ideas might want to check out the list of the hottest jobs for veterans released Wednesday by the Web site G.I. Jobs. The list, excerpted below, ranks technicians, engineers and IT professionals as the top three most attractive careers for veterans. G.I. Jobs shares average salaries in the field, links to jobs and career descriptions that may help some translate their military experience into skills the corporate world will understand.