Being a spouse to an active service member can be very stressful, but it is also rewarding in many ways. However, one of the biggest things we hear from spouses is that they yearn to have a career of their own but don't know how to find a portable career path.
There are many excellent career opportunities available for military spouses. The trick is knowing what they are and how to spot them.
Many military spouses qualify for the MyCAA Scholarship, which offers up to $4,000 towards qualifying programs. In addition, there are many certification programs that this Department of Defense funding will completely cover. To help you find the perfect career, we've created a quick list of high-demand careers that allow you to relocate.
Certified Dental Assistants are essential members of a successful dental practice. As the dental field continues to grow, so does the demand for knowledgeable dental assistants. Fortunately, military bases often have job opportunities available for service members' families, including the dental field. Dental assistant responsibilities can include:
Direct care of patients
Taking mouth impressions
As a Certified Pharmacy Technician, you will have many career opportunities with companies that have pharmacies all over the US and abroad. Pharmacy technician responsibilities can include:
Process prescription requests
Prepare prescription labels
Submit insurance claim forms
Certified Medical Assistants are highly sought-after in every medical practice. In addition, many hospitals are in a network that provides opportunities in many locations that have military bases. Medical assistant responsibilities can include:
Taking patient vitals
Maintaining patient records
A career as a Certified PC Technician is perfect for anyone that loves computers. There are many opportunities for a PC technician in corporate IT departments, call centers, and retail repair shops. In addition, remote positions allow you to work from home and make it easy to move with your military spouse without changing jobs. PC technician responsibilities can include:
Computer system upgrades
A Certified IT Support Professional is another career opportunity that often offers remote work-from-home positions. IT support responsibilities can include:
Help desk support
Update computer software and networks
Set up basic computer security
Now that you have some ideas for an excellent remote career, finding them will be the next step. Unfortunately, many hourly jobs don't provide good benefits or a decent wage. On the other hand, salaried positions often require their employees to work more hours and wear many hats that are not in the original job description.
A good job opportunity will have benefits that set it apart from other jobs. Some things to look for are:
Flexible and stable hours
Potential remote work opportunities
An effective training program should include mentorship, one-on-one support, and career-building tools. By completing a certification program that offers quality training, you will be sure to find a good job no matter where you are stationed.