CAREER TRANSITION ROADMAP
TRANSLATE YOUR MILITARY SKILLS
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.
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.
- Army COOL website
- Navy COOL website
- Marine Corps COOL website
- Air Force COOL website
- Coast Guard COOL website
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!
FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION TO GET A REWARDING ENERGY
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.