Transitioning from civilian life to a military career wasn’t easy — and returning to civilian life after serving your country is sometimes an even greater challenge. For the change to be as smooth and successful as possible, start planning now for ways to reach your new life goals.
An important part of the transition to civilian life is being prepared for the inevitable shift in your career. You’ll certainly be able to transfer some valuable skills and experiences learned during your time with your troop, but you may also need more education to be competitive in today’s market.
MedCerts, an online academic institution that specializes in remote certification training, is a military-friendly school and an approved provider of the Credentialing Assistance Programs for Army, Coast Guard and Air Force.
Consider these four ways MedCerts demonstrates how to support service members through educational opportunities.
As you navigate your military educational funding options, you’ll also want to look for certificate programs that you can afford. Most active-duty Army, Army Reserve or National Guard enlisted soldiers, warrant officers, and officers are eligible for $4,000 in financial assistance each year for educational pursuits. Active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force, you may be eligible for up to $4,500 and eligible Coast Guard service members can request up to $4,500 in Credentialing Assistance funding each fiscal year.
One way that MedCerts shows how to support service members is simply by providing programs that can be totally or partially covered through this government funding. The programs are also all-inclusive, meaning you won’t pay out-of-pocket for exam costs, supplies or anything else.
It helps to have a military education team who knows the challenges of completing your education and preparing yourself for civilian life. MedCerts connects all military students with an individual consultant who can help motivate and encourage them every step along the path to success.
A big difference between military and civilian life is that you’ll be walking your own path after you’ve completed your service to the country. And there are few places where personalization is more important than your education, as what interests you for a career will always be different than most others. MedCerts works with you to create an individual learning path that will point you toward your best graduation timeline.
Finally, MedCerts offers a teaching method that can fit into your busy and demanding military career. Virtual training benefits military students because there’s no need to worry about missing classes or even having to change school mid-course.
Every enlisted personnel could use added support when transitioning back to civilian life, but you can set yourself up for success by partnering with MedCerts. You’ll see benefits such as a premium education, an immersive learning environment and access to a large network of employers looking for their next hires.
Take advantage of all the opportunities the state Department of Defense offers the military and the resources available at MedCerts to have the best foundation for your next phase of life.
The Department of Defense is not affiliated with MedCerts and does not endorse our services.
Mickey is a Platoon Leader for the Nevada Army National Guard and has been serving since September 2019. He joined the Army in an act of “now or never” as he neared his 30th birthday and had always dreamed of serving. Mickey is also an ASVAB coach and uses his education background to assist other soldiers through Gamonal Tutors.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and spent two and a half years in Morocco with the United States Peace Corps. He joined MedCerts in January 2020 and uses his combined Army and education experience to help soldiers take advantage of their Army Credentialing Assistance funding to pursue career training.
Mickey lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife Sheena, who he considers his “rock”, and enjoys teaching snowboarding in his free time. He also has completed MedCerts Project Management program and hosts the ASVAB Domination podcast.