ATTN Military Spouses: For a limited time, the Department of Defense has expanded eligibility for My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) to the first 1,250 approved applicants in the ranks of E-6 and O-3. MedCerts is an approved school for the MyCAA scholarship.
As a military spouse, you have experiences and challenges others don't have. But, you can learn from those challenges and develop skills that benefit and serve you well in life – and the workplace.
If you're looking for a new career, you can draw on those military spouse life skills to set you apart as a candidate. Here are four examples.
For most civilians, married life is a time of stability. Military families keep rolling with the punches, and spouses must be particularly flexible. While the service member is busy with work, you arrange the logistics and help other family members adapt.
This flexibility is precious to employers, especially in high-pressure careers such as healthcare. If you've ever thought about entering this field, MedCerts' Patient Care Technician program can help.
The program teaches the skills to support doctors, nurses and other professionals in busy healthcare settings. It's a fast-paced job that benefits from your ability to switch gears quickly and help others adapt.
Military life throws you curveballs, and it can be comforting to know those experiences make you a valuable job candidate. Take the information technology (IT) field, for example.
People get stressed when their computers and networks break down, and that stress can be hard on repair and support professionals. But since you're used to high-pressure situations thanks to military life, you can diffuse that tension and solve the problem. Your employer will love it.
MedCerts' IT Support Professional certification program can prepare you for a job like this in as short as nine weeks. And if you love it, there are opportunities to build your skills with more advanced learning.
When your spouse is a service member, you work through many problems independently. Whether you're pricing movers or looking for a pediatrician when you've just moved to town, you know how to focus on the solution and get things done.
Employers appreciate proactive and self-sufficient employees, especially when the pressure is on. At MedCerts, many of our military spouse students shine in medical billing positions, solving problems to get doctors paid and patients treated.
If you're detail-oriented and interested in this career, the Medical Billing Specialist program can get you started. It covers the coding terminology and professional skills necessary to work in a fast-paced medical office, where your problem-solving skills will be essential.
Managing a military household requires high-level organizational skills. You have the normal logistics of family life with the added challenge of military procedure.
That organizational ability is a big plus for employers, especially when you have management or administrative responsibilities. In the healthcare field, for instance, doctors and practice owners depend on highly organized front office personnel.
Learn the skills for this fast-paced career in MedCerts' Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist program. You'll discover what supporting a medical practice entails and put your ability to multitask to good use.
These four skills are perfect examples of the "soft skills" that make a big difference for today's employers. But to put them to work, you also need hands-on technical skills. If you're interested in a portable and high-demand career in fields such as healthcare and IT, talk to a MedCerts Education Consultant. We'll help you find the right career and get you started. Plus, we’ve been helping military spouses pursue better careers since 2009 and are an approved MyCAA school, so you can rest assured we understand your needs.