Women in the Military: Transition, Employment, and Higher Education After Service

 

This infographic provides key highlig hts on women in the military. The information in this document comes from our various data collection efforts centered on transition, employment, entrepreneurship, and higher education.

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A Few Key Takeaways

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There are over 2.1 million female service members and veterans in the U.S. today.

On average, women veterans have HIGHER unemployment rates and have LOWER earnings compared to their male veteran counterparts.

54% of female veterans did not feel prepared to navigate resources in their local community.
Female Veterans 54%
35% of male veterans did not feel prepred to navigate resources in their local community.
Male Veterans 35%
66% of female veteran respondents reported their transition was difficult or very difficult.
Female Veterans 66%
51% of male veteran respondents reported their transition was difficult or very difficult.
Male Veterans 35%

Higher Education

84% of post 9/11 women veterans have some college degree or higher.
Which is higher when compared to women nonveterans (63%) and male post-9/11 veterans (73%)

Employment

Top Five Occupations for Women Veterans:

  1. Office and Administrative Support
  2. Management, business, and financial
  3. Service
  4. Healthcare Practitioners, and Technical
  5. Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, and Media

Top Five Industries for Women Veterans:

  1. Health Care and Social Assistance
  2. Public administration
  3. Educational Services
  4. Retail Trade
  5. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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