If you’re separating from military service and looking for a great job that also requires your active federal security clearance, here are five hot jobs to consider. These jobs made the list because they require an active security clearance to hold the position and because of:
- Projected growth potential
- Longevity (number of people needed through 2026)
- High demand in military-like environment with either federal government or with defense/government contractors
This is a continuation of our round up of the top five jobs we listed last week. If none of those jobs seemed just right, read on for even more great career opportunities for those with military experience and a clearance.
Government Contractor Logistician
- What they do: Analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, allocated, and delivered.
- Education: 75% have a bachelor’s degree
- Employment Potential: +7%
- Employment Change: 10,300
- Median Pay: $74,590
- Where the jobs are: CA, TX, MI, VA, NJ
- What they do: Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo.
- Education: 61% have a bachelor’s degree
- Employment Potential: + 6%
- Employment Change: 4,400
- Median Pay: $161,280
- Where the jobs are: TX, CA, IL, GA, NY
Network and Computer Systems Administrator
- What they do: Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.
- Education: 52% have at least a bachelor’s degree
- Employment Potential: +6%
- Employment Change: 24,000
- Median Pay: $81,100
- Earning Potential: 0.63
- Where the jobs are: CA, TX, NY, VA, FL
Physical Security Manager
- What they do: Direct an organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.
- Education: 60% have a bachelor’s degree
- Employment Potential: +5%
- Employment Change: 79,200
- Median Pay: $105,610
- Where the jobs are: CA, TX, NY, IL, FL
Emergency Management Director
- What they do: Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
- Education: 52% have a bachelor’s degree
- Employment Potential: +5%
- Employment Change: 900
- Median Pay: $72,760
- Where the jobs are: CA, NY, TX, GA, IL
From a security clearance viewpoint, the best opportunity for many of the positions listed are with the federal government or with defense/government contractor agencies. The security clearances required for all positions listed run from Secret to TS/SCI depending on the job, job level and employing agency.