Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

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By Carol Tice

Getting out of the military can be a disorienting time for many who've been overseas for long stretches. Often, the end of military service means it's time to find a job, fast.

The good news? Today's veterans often acquire valuable job skills in the service that are in demand in the private sector and at government agencies, says Louise Kursmark, author of Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Career Transitions. Here's a look at some of the best-paying jobs frequently chosen by military personnel for their first jobs upon discharge: