MyCAA, or My Career Advancement Account, is a scholarship program offered through the U.S. Department of Defense that provides financial assistance for training and education to help military spouses create meaningful careers.
If you've already researched MyCAA, you've probably discovered that there are many training options to choose from. While it’s important to consider a career you’re interested in, it’s also necessary to choose one that’s portable and in demand across the US.
The healthcare industry is fast becoming one of the most important fields in the nation, thanks to a growing senior population and epidemiological concerns impacting America. You can start a path to a lifelong career in healthcare with just a few months of training and a national certification.
Luckily, funding isn't an issue, thanks to MyCAA. You’ll just need to decide on a healthcare career that interests you and choose a school to complete training.
There are five important things to consider when choosing a school to complete your training and prepare yourself for work in the healthcare industry.
If you’re staying at home or concerned about a permanent change of station impacting your education, an online program is ideal. The U.S. Armed Forces does not consider limitations related to school location when issuing orders.
You’ll want to find opportunities with remote or online learning to avoid having to drop out due to moving. Many online programs have learning portals that store all your lessons and education tools in one place, easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
If an online course doesn’t have a strong record of high test scores, it's likely that it won’t do a great job of preparing you. Students of MedCerts, on the other hand, test 20% above average on national certification exams. This means that they’re ready for what lies ahead and there is no time wasted learning unnecessary info.
If the school you choose doesn't have a career services team, you'll be on your own trying to find your first job in your new healthcare career. MedCerts has a dedicated team of career advisors with access to job search tools, mock interviews and a nationwide network of employers ready to help you land and ace that big interview.
Without a doubt, you'll have questions throughout your program. Most online programs leave students to their own devices and expect you to figure it out yourself. MedCerts, on the other hand, provides each student with one-on-one support through a personal student advisor so that you can create a relationship with someone who knows your program inside out and will provide motivation along the way.
Finally, certification is important — but experience is even more attractive to future employers. MedCerts training is more than just online videos. Their immersive training includes simulations, 3D interactive games and more, which lets students replicate their new skills in a safe environment. If you choose a program with a clinical component, you'll continue to learn with hands-on challenges that will make you feel ready for your future career.
Most of all, you need to be informed about the MyCAA-approved program you select so that you can be confident in your decision. To learn more about MedCerts, browse the healthcare training opportunities today.