30 Hottest Degrees for Veterans Revealed

30 Hottest Degrees for Veterans Revealed

Great news, veterans! G.I. Jobs just released their highly anticipated annual Hot Degrees for Veterans report featuring the top 30 post-secondary degrees, certificates and licenses veterans need to enter today’s hottest job fields.

Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and the list, surveyed hiring managers from more than 200 Military Friendly® Employers to identify the leading degrees for veterans and members of the military making the shift to civilian life.

Since 2001, service-disabled, veteran-owned business, Victory Media, has been serving the military community with G.I. Jobs, the premier brand in military recruitment and free guide to opportunities from classrooms to careers for the military community.

“Military transitioners and veterans should consider what employers are looking for before they invest their hard-earned GI Bill benefit,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer at Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “One way to map out a path is by pairing our Hot Degrees for Veteransâ„¢ with our Hot Jobs for Veteransâ„¢. Education is often key to landing your dream job, but it doesn’t necessarily require a traditional four-year degree. Our Hot Degrees for Veteransâ„¢ is more than education; it puts positive employment outcomes in high-demand job fields first,” Nichols continues.

The 2016 Hot Degrees for Veteransâ„¢ list includes traditional four-year bachelor degree programs as well as “fast track” options, such as two-year degrees and professional certifications.

Here you have it:


  • Business Administration
  • Operations & Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Communications


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineer
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Construction Management
  • Nuclear Energy Technology
  • Agronomy
  • Commercial Property & Facilities
  • Management/Maintenance Geology & Geomatics

General Studies

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Information Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Development
  • Information Systems Administration
  • Information Assurance

Professional Certifications

  • Project Management (Credential)
  • Airframe & Powerplant License
  • Registered Nurse (License)
  • Automotive Technician Certification
  • Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)

In addition to the G.I. Jobs hot degrees list, please be advised that there are several free resources for veterans looking to compete in today’s job market. If you have any insight on jobs or training for veterans, please do not hesitate to share in the comments.

Here are sites to check out:

Vet Jobs – a service that makes it easy for employers to reach and employ all the members of the military community.

Hire Veterans  offering U.S. Veteran Job Seekers relevant jobs offered by world class companies in the USA and abroad.

USAJobs – connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world.

Feds Hire Vets – preeminent source for federal employment information for our Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families.