Industries and Positions for Veterans

Typical Industries and Positions for Transitioning JMOs, NCOs and Enlisted Technicians

What are you qualified for? We've been asked this question thousands of times. Just as the positions in the military vary widely, so do the career tracks in the corporate world. Your next career should be based on both your qualifications and the type of work you'd like to do. Below we list some of the industries and career fields that many Orion candidates choose to enter as they separate from the military. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of which opportunities exist and where you may want to focus your efforts.

Typical Industries for Civilian Careers after the Military

Orion places military job seekers into virtually all industries. However, the industries into which we most frequently place JMOs, NCOs, and Enlisted Technicians are (in alphabetical order):

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Construction
  • Distribution/Transportation
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals/Medical Device
  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail

Typical Manufacturing Management Positions for Civilian Careers after the Military

Typical Civilian Engineering Positions for Junior Military Officers (JMOs)

Typical Operations Positions for JMOs and NCOs after the Military

Typical Sales Positions for Transitioning Military Officers and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs)

Technical Positions for Civilian Careers after the Military

Mechanical Positions

  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Plant Operator
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Facility/Building Engineer
  • Assistant Chief Engineer
  • Fleet Vehicle Mechanic
  • Operations & Maintenance Technician
  • Aviation Power Plant & Structures Mechanic
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Boiler Service Technician
  • Steam Engineer
  • Pump Mechanic
  • Support Equipment Mechanic

Electrical Positions

  • Plant Operator
  • Instrumentation & Calibration Technician
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Electrical Technician (Industrial)
  • Electrical Technician (Aviation)
  • Facility Engineer
  • Electrician (Fuel Cell)


  • Installation Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Calibration Technician (Biotech/Pharmaceutical)
  • Operations & Maintenance Technician (Wind Energy)
  • RF Test Technician
  • Controls Technician
  • Technical Trainer
  • Field Service Engineer (Biomedical Equipment)
  • Aviation Electronics Technician
  • Equipment Test Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Facility/Building Control Specialist
  • Plant Operator
  • Instrumentation & Calibration Technician


  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Labor Relations Assistant
  • Area Manager
  • Terminal Manager

To learn more about specific positions and industries that Orion candidates have had success in, check out our Success Stories.