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What career do you recommend for a disabled veteran

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Lauren’s Answer

First off, thank you for your service!Here are a couple of resources you might want to take a look at as part of your job search:

FEMA participates in Operation Warfighter, a program that helps active duty service members who are recovering at military medical centers and want to return to military or civilian work.
Website: https://careers.fema.gov/disabled-veterans-programs

U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs
The National Resource Directory provides wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families, families of the fallen and those who support them with a web-based directory of valuable resources.
Website: https://nrd.gov

Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
The federal government's one-stop website for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and many others.

Benefits.gov a multi-agency federal website
A gateway to federal and state benefits information on disability assistance and much more. Browse benefits by category and specific government agency and search at the federal or state level, by population, or interests.
Website: https://www.benefits.gov

Best of luck in whatever you choose to pursue.

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Douglas’s Answer

Thank you for your service. I served 5 years on active duty, and while I don't have a disability, I have pondered on the "what if". Disabilities vary within a wide range, and only you know what you are capable of. From my observations within business, seems businesses embrace the talent and work ethic veterans bring to the workplace. Wishing you the best in whatever career you decide to pursue.

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Col Sen’s Answer

Hello Derreck,
Greetings from Veteran from India. I left the colored service after 21 years in 2007 with serious disability and thought as told by doctors that I would be living a life mostly in a wheelchair at the best. But disability has left me long back and I am fit and fine as one could be at the age of 57 yrs.
Coming back to your case, you bring lot of experience, work ethics, make do with whatever we have attitude makes us separate from the others wherever we go.
Please identify which are the areas you would like to work: no compromise at all...follow your heart...select a profession with passion...if required get some certification, it helps...and you are ready to take on.

If I could know more about you, I could have discussed more.

All the very best,

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Amber’s Answer

Thank you for your service! As a disabled veteran myself, I can tell you that I personally limited myself to what I thought I would be able to physically do when I returned to civilian life. Take some time and be sure to set both short-term and long-term goals. Start with what you are passionate about and what you have always been good at.

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Thurston’s Answer

Great question! Well, from my experience, the disabled Veteran Service industry is huge and if you have experience such as being a Veteran in any service, you move ahead of the line and your application has a better opportunity of being reviewed. Hope this helps!

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Rebecca’s Answer

If you are looking for potential fields or companies to explore, I recommend checking out Medical Device or MedTech companies. I worked at Medtronic I have a number of colleagues in quality and regulatory affairs who are veterans: https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/about/news/veterans-at-medtronic1.html

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John’s Answer

You should pursue any career you are passionate about. Someone may tell you "no." But don't tell yourself "no." You've got a lot of talents to offer. Remember the line, "Those who aim higher do better."