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Career Challenges

Career challenges can create stress that appears in many ways. Things like getting into debt, having trouble adjusting to civilian life, wanting to go back to school, or being unable to find employment can all be related to problems at work.

Here are resources for Veterans who are experiencing career challenges.

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Career Resources6 Resources

  • Careers Management and Employment Assistance
    Career opportunities, support for your Veteran-owned small business, and career counseling programs
  • O*NET Interest Profiler Career Assessment
    Explore career options that match your interests
  • VA Career Opportunities
    Search open career opportunities with the VA and find resources to guide you through the process
  • Gateway to VA Careers Featured Jobs
    A list of featured federal and private sector jobs
  • Employment Challenges & How to Help Readjustment to Civilian Life
    Resources for employers of Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard
  • Work-Related Problems
    Self-help tools and VA resources for work-related challenges

Education & Training4 Resources

  • Other VA Education Benefits
    Information about VA education benefits and programs
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
    Information and services available through the VR&E program and how to apply
  • How to Apply For The GI Bill and Related Benefits
    How to apply for the GI Bill and other VA education benefits as a Veteran, service member, or qualified family member
  • Compensated Work Therapy
    Information on CWT services and how to access them through your local VA medical center

Disability Accommodations, Benefits, and Rights4 Resources

  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)
    Employment assistance for those with service-connected disabilities impacting their career
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
    Learn about employment protection for military service members and Veterans
  • Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability
    Learn about your employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Ten Tips for Families: Supporting a Veteran with a Disability Returning to Work
    Lean how to support the Veteran in your life as they return to work