Working in a clinical lab may be a good career choice for some veterans transitioning to civilian life, writes Steve Eichmann at Advance Laboratory. Eichmann recounts the experience of Wendell Jones, who joined the Air Force after receiving a college degree in medical technology. Jones served in military hospitals or labs, and the Air Force gave him the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in the field as well. Jones then specialized in blood banking, and after he left the military, he found a job at a blood center in Louisiana. "Jones says that, provided they have education or background and training in the field, the medical laboratory is a good option for veterans. He notes that most laboratories recognize the leadership and management skills that veteran medical technicians bring with them as they transition from military to civilian life," Eichmann adds.