Earlier this summer, we announced the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which provides benefits to qualified unemployed Veterans looking to train for a high demand field.
As of today, more than 36,000 applications for VRAP have been approved. But for the first time, we can see what kind of fields Veterans have been interested in for retraining. From Military Times:
Computer support specialist, the skill that more than 14 percent of VRAP-approved veterans have selected, is estimated by the Labor Department to grow by 110,000 new jobs in the next decade.
Next in popularity for VRAP students are substance abuse counseling and general and operations managing, each chosen by about 6 percent of those approved, according to the Veterans Affairs Department.
Those jobs are two on the list of more than 200 classified as high demand, so if you’re unemployed and meet the qualifications, take a look to see if any sound good to you.