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When veterans return home from tours of duty, it can be challenging to find work that helps them take advantage of their unique skill sets, and that recognizes their distinct perspective. As a result, there were 453,000 unemployed veterans in the U.S. in 2016, and 60% of them were over age 40—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fortunately, sometimes getting a job can be as simple as knowing where to look. Below are the best job titles and industries where veterans can thrive.

Ship Engineer This job, which involves serving and operating motors, generators, pumps and all things mechanical on a ship, can make for a seamless transition for a veteran, especially one who has served in the Navy. Ship engineers can expect to make a median salary of nearly $80,000.

Industrial Production Manager The armed forces are all about logistics, making veterans who excelled in that area experts at getting massive amounts of items from point A to point B. These skills transfer well to industrial production manager jobs where you are required to coordinate, plan and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods.

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Business Operations Manager This position requires a leader with interpersonal skills who can manage complex situations and keep many threads of a project together. In that way, it’s tailor-made for a veteran.

Did You Know?

47% of businesses hired a veteran in the past 12 months.

IT Specialist Our military members are proficient at some of the most technologically advanced pieces of equipment in the world. If you can keep the computers and other IT running in the field, you'll certainly be able to successfully do so in the friendlier confines of an office. The IT specialist occupation is estimated to grow 12% through 2024, so the demand will continue to be there far into the future.

Insurance Commitment. Teamwork. Leadership. Three qualities necessary to succeed as a service member and three qualities needed to succeed in the insurance field. Allstate, named one of the top 100 military-friendly employers, offers many opportunities for veterans across its many branches. Additionally, Allstate’s Military Veterans and Spouses program is designed to help honorably discharged veterans, active duty, Reserves, National Guard and their spouses find a place on Allstate’s team. You don’t need a college degree or even sales experience to get started—just drive and a commitment to succeed. Click here to find out more about what Allstate is doing for our veterans.