In the “Veterans and Military Professionals in the Agricultural Workplace” survey by AgCareers.com, 83% of agricultural employers agreed that military professionals and veterans have experiences and transferable skills that make them a good fit for the agricultural industry. If you are unfamiliar with the agricultural industry or simply aren’t sure which career military skills would best align with, here are seven high-demand ag jobs for veterans of the military.
7 High-Demand Ag Jobs for Veterans of the Military
Logistics: Military veterans and professionals are calculating, quick on their toes, and organized. This is the perfect combination for a career in logistics and supply chain management. Logistics professionals hold the responsibility of oversight of factory or customer deliveries, freight quotations, onsite pickup, and overflow and direct-to-port. They also implement the supply chain goals of a company.Learn the educational requirements and employers of logistics professionals.
Human Resources:Military veterans know better than anyone the importance of teamwork and loyalty. This is why human resources is often a good fit for military professionals. Many HR duties include recruitment, development, benefits, and employment of staff for companies. Find work in agriculture human resources as a College Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter, HR Manager, or an HR Generalist.
Safety:Careers in agricultural safety continue to accumulate in agricultural companies, as safety is now more than an ever an utmost priority. Military veterans bring caution and discretion to careers in safety as well as caring and quick-thinking. Consider a career as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager, responsible for policy, procedures and measurement of occupational health and safety in the workplace.
Sales:Again, due to a strong sense of loyalty and teamwork that military veterans and professionals often inhibit, they bring a great deal of skill to sales roles. Agribusiness is teeming with opportunities in sales in various subindustries. Visit AgCareers.com to find an opportunity perfect for you.
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