Job Mobility: What It Is & How Workforce Programs Help - MedCerts

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After dealing with unemployment, it can be easy to settle into the first job that comes your way and get comfortable. But, what if you could learn new skills (at no cost) and build a career full of advancement and constant skill building?

That’s job mobility. With it, a worker can use the skills they already have and build new ones to take the next step in their career journey. 

Read on to learn more about what switching jobs could mean for you—and how a government-funded workforce training program can help you to land a career that supports job mobility.

Understanding Why Job Mobility Matters

Changing jobs doesn’t sound like anything special, but it could be part of your career strategy. Below are three things job mobility can change about your professional life.

1. More Money

Workers who change jobs earn more than those who stay put. Employees who stay earn an average raise of about 4%, while job-switchers enjoy increases closer to 5.3 percent. With more job mobility, you can find a position that will pay you what you’re worth.

2. More Options

A survey by job search website Monster found that almost 60% of American respondents had experienced unemployment. On average, those individuals had been unemployed for 25 months. Job mobility makes you more resilient during bouts of unexpected unemployment, simply because you have more adaptable skills and options if it happens.

3. More Satisfaction

Job mobility is linked to many of the factors that employees rate as most important for career satisfaction, such as:

  • Interesting, challenging and varied work
  • Career advancement and development opportunities
  • Job-specific training
  • Attractive compensation
  • The opportunity to use your skills at work

The more mobile you are, the more able you are to find a position that ticks all those boxes.

Learning How Workforce Funding Can Help

Job mobility is possible when you have in-demand skills in a growing field. But how do you gain those skills without the means to pay for further education?

That’s where Workforce Funding comes in. There are government-funded workforce programs across the US designed to cover the costs of career training so people can more easily access successful career futures. Possible recipients include:

  • Homemakers whose households have lost their primary income streams
  • Self-employed people facing poor economic conditions
  • Workers of a facility that’s scheduled to close

It can be hard to find a new job without starting from scratch. Workforce funding can make training possible, allowing you to learn career skills and earn certifications.

Using Workforce Funding for Job Mobility

Job mobility is built into many workforce training programs and one of the fastest, most highly regarded ways to learn these new skills is through credentialing. A credential shows that you have skills that are legitimate and recognized nationally. The key is to choose a training provider that will help you to succeed.

Training at MedCerts

As an American Job Centers partner, MedCerts provides Workforce approved training programs in high-growth fields like healthcare and IT. You’ll receive one-on-one support and guidance throughout the program. If you struggle, a student support advisor will be there to help get you back on track.

MedCerts also provides certification exam prep, career coaching and job placement assistance. Every step of the way, there’s someone to help you succeed.

Getting Started

Job mobility is your gateway to a more satisfying career. Through it, you can commit to continuous advancement—because you’ll always have the means to take the next step in your professional journey.

It all starts with training, and government-funded workforce programs can help. To find out more and see if you might qualify, speak with a MedCerts education consultant today.

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Published on December 8, 2020