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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a veterans adviser. For example, did you know that they make an average of $31.43 an hour? That's $65,365 a year!

What Does a Veterans Adviser Do

There are certain skills that many veterans advisers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, speaking skills and compassion.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a veterans adviser, we found that a lot of resumes listed 41.7% of veterans advisers included veterans, while 19.9% of resumes included educational benefits, and 8.3% of resumes included financial aid. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the veterans adviser job title. But what industry to start with? Most veterans advisers actually find jobs in the education and finance industries.

How To Become a Veterans Adviser

If you're interested in becoming a veterans adviser, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 51.4% of veterans advisers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 22.9% of veterans advisers have master's degrees. Even though most veterans advisers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a veterans adviser. In fact, many veterans adviser jobs require experience in a role such as sales associate. Meanwhile, many veterans advisers also have previous career experience in roles such as liaison or military police officer.

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Average Salary$65,365

Veterans Adviser Jobs

Veterans Adviser Demographics

Gender

male

47.8 %

female

44.8 %

unknown

7.5 %

Ethnicity

White

59.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

19.0 %

Black or African American

14.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Arabic

50.0 %

Spanish

50.0 %
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Veterans Adviser Education

Majors

Business
13.9 %

Degrees

Bachelors

51.4 %

Masters

22.9 %

Associate

20.0 %

Top Colleges for Veterans Advisers

1. California State University - Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

In-State Tuition
$6,942
Enrollment
13,871

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

5. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

6. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

7. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

In-State Tuition
$49,816
Enrollment
6,840

8. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

9. California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

In-State Tuition
$6,886
Enrollment
34,637

10. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905
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Top Skills For a Veterans Adviser

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 41.7% of veterans advisers listed veterans on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and speaking skills are important as well.

  • Veterans, 37.6%
  • Financial Aid, 17.8%
  • Career Fairs, 11.3%
  • Educational Benefits, 11.2%
  • Accurate Information, 8.9%
  • Other Skills, 13.2%
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Top Veterans Adviser Employers

1. Laboratory For Physical Sci
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$54,115
Veterans Advisers Hired: 
8+
2. Clackamas Community College
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$32,400
Veterans Advisers Hired: 
2+
3. Columbus State University
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$36,626
Veterans Advisers Hired: 
1+
4. Onondaga County Public Library
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$38,768
Veterans Advisers Hired: 
1+
5. Pima Community College
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$38,909
Veterans Advisers Hired: 
1+
6. Grayson College
3.5
Avg. Salary: 
$35,934
Veterans Advisers Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020