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GIJOBS.COM | JULY 2018 | G.I. JOBS 19 DEFENSE 1 HOT INDUSTRY pay well, with the potential ranging from $100k to $250k for those with specialized expertise. If you prefer a civilian career that's a little less hazardous, defense employers recruit veterans for jobs in IT, ship construction, research and development, intelligence, cyber security, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, logistics and recruiting. Many veterans prefer to transition to defense jobs because they offer the opportunity to still be part of the team that supports the men and women of the U.S. military while leaving behind the facial hair guidelines. W hile only 16 of the Military Friendly ® Employers identify themselves as defense contractors, they more than most employers prefer to recruit America's veterans. The reasons are obvious since many of them work closely with the military. "Veterans are the end users of many of our products – they are a fabulous and needed perspective to add to our design and development teams for military applications," says Robert Edilson Sr., a public relations specialist at Rockwell Collins. Defense also offers lucrative private security contracting jobs overseas, which can include providing security for facilities, vessels, residences and project sites, escorting convoys, providing security to or training foreign military and police personnel. Such jobs typically Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics What They Do: Aircraft and aviation technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. Median Annual Salary: $61,260 Job Outlook: 5% growth through 2026 Education/Training: Training and FAA certification Occupation Snapshot: Aircraft/Aviation Technician Hot Jobs in Defense 1 Aircraft/Aviation Technician 2 Software Systems Developer 3 Computer Information System Manager 4 Computer Systems Analyst 5 Software Applications Developer 6 Computer Hardware Engineer 7 Cyber Security Analyst 8 Operations Manager 9 First-line Supervisor: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers 10 Welder The Hot Jobs list was determined by the 2018 Military Friendly ® Employers operating in this industry.

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