Americans who serve in the military have a unique advantage in today’s job market. The military is known for teaching its members how to manage and supervise people and projects – in the most hostile environments. Few civilians have this same level of experience.
In today’s business world, organizations of all types and sizes are looking for leaders with both real-life experience and the education to manage their workforces and run their operations. If you’re a recent or soon-to-transition service member or veteran, getting a master’s degree could help you take your military experience into the civilian workplace. A master’s degree could make you more marketable when it comes to job placement and career advancement that result in a higher paying job with more benefits.
If you have practical on-the-job experience but lack the college education many companies require, check out this guide to getting a master’s degree. It provides an overview of master’s degrees available, how they match with your military skills, what to look for in selecting a graduate school, and how to finance a graduate degree.