TRANSLATE YOUR MILITARY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO
PROMISING ENERGY JOBS
In most cases, Troops to Energy Jobs will help you start working immediately in an energy industry related job. Most companies hire skilled labor and professionals directly from the military for many positions, which we call “Ready Now,” because these veterans only require company training as they transition to energy industry jobs. For others, some type of postsecondary education may be needed–in most cases, leading to a credential or degree.
Regardless of which group you belong to, you will need to understand how well the energy job that you are interested in matches up with your knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired through military training and experience. This will help you understand if you are a Ready Now candidate or need to pursue further education to gain credentials.
YOUR MILITARY EXPERIENCE MAY MATCH UP TO CERTAIN CAREER CATEGORIES IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY.
Use our Job Match-Up tool to look up MOS codes and see energy jobs that might be a good fit
Some MOS codes do not have a direct translation to an energy job. However, your military experience provided you with some great skills that are highly valued. Many jobs in the industry do not require direct experience, since training will be provided once you are hired by the energy company.
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUR VETERANS FACT SHEETS FOR QUICK REFERENCE TO DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOUR MILITARY TRAINING APPLIES TO ENERGY JOBS.
Prime Power Production Specialist
Power Plant Operator
YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ONLINE ABOUT CERTIFICATIONS RELATED TO YOUR MILITARY OCCUPATION SPECIALTY (MOS) CODES, INCLUDING THE COOL (CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ON-LINE) WEBSITES from all branches of the military.
Visit the Army COOL website | Visit the Navy COOL website
Visit the Marine Corps COOL website | Visit the Air Force COOL website
Visit the Coast Guard COOL website
From here, your Roadmap may take you down one of two different paths, depending on the skills and competencies you’ve acquired:
FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION TO GET A REWARDING ENERGY JOB!
The energy industry is evolving, and more advanced technical skills are required for the different energy career pathways. This means more career opportunities for you, and more chances than ever to use what you have learned in the military to transition to an exciting energy career.
For many veterans, this may mean additional education and training will be needed to meet the competency and credential requirements for particular careers in energy. The time you spend on this part of the path may vary, but it is a process that is very important to your success.
In general, the benefits of higher education are many: it paves the way for more opportunities, better pay, increased benefits to your family, and provides an overall stronger foundation for your career.
ARE YOU “READY NOW” FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?
If you have skills and competencies that can translate to the energy industry right now and don’t require additional education, take the express lane to the next step in your job search!
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