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Education, Training and Jobs

Veterans looking for employment should investigate the job listings at 100,000 Jobs Mission. As of March 31, 2013, the total number of veterans hired through the 101 partner companies in the 100,000 Jobs Mission was 64,628. Of that number, JPMorgan Chase had hired about 5,200 – a very respectable number, but only part of the big story.

Get your degree
Before starting an online search for continuing your education, find out if you qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill.  The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers information on Education and Training. You can apply for benefits and compare VA-approved schools.

If you need addtional resources, check the list of online resources on Resources. Many of the sites listed have created directories of colleges and universities that are easily searchable by degree levels, types and subjets.

Becoming a police officer
Transitioning from the military to an office job is difficult to do. Soldiers are accustomed to a life of activity, training, fitness, and combat and not sitting in front of a computer screen in a small cubicle. That's why many veterans turn to the police force to continue serving their country while at home. Read "How to Become a Police Officer" and "From Military to Police: Top 15 Resources" for more information on pursuing this kind of career path.

Veterans education benefits
Our veterans have risked their lives to protect us and our nation, helping them with their education, training and jobs seems only a small way to repay a portion of that debt. The VA pays monthly benefits to eligible veterans, dependents, reservists, and service members. These monthly education benefits can help you finance your education.

Education benefits can be used for:

  • Undergraduate or graduate training at a college or university
  • Technical/Vocational Rehabilitation
  • On-the-Job/Apprenticeship Training
  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering them services and assistance to help them prepare for, find and keep suitable employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits can be used for:

  • Employment Assistance
  • Vocational-Educational
  • Career Counseling
  • Transition Assistance Program
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Small Business Administration
  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization