Well-paying jobs in fields like healthcare and IT are opening up across the country. These careers are highly portable and have long-term potential – which are ideal for your military lifestyle –but most of them require education before you get started.
Career education for military spouses can feel out of reach, but it doesn't have to be. MedCerts offers fully online programs you can complete from anywhere, so you don't have to worry about moving before you finish.
Plus, you can complete many of these programs at no cost if you qualify for a MyCAA scholarship.
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship, or MyCAA, is a Department of Defense program that funds education for military spouses who qualify. To receive funding, your serving military spouse must be:
On active duty or in the National Guard
Within pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, or O-1 to O-2
Working on Title 10 military orders, at least until you finish your education program.
If you qualify, you can receive up to $4,000 in funding. That can mean a no-cost education if your program tuition is below the limit.
Because it funds education for military spouses, MyCAA is designed to meet your unique needs. Here are some of the benefits you can expect.
Unlike "entitlement" scholarships, MyCAA doesn't require you to compete against other military spouses for funding. You just have to meet the eligibility criteria and submit an approved education plan from a school like MedCerts.
You don't have to repay MyCAA funding. Even if you drop out of your program or don't pass, you won't owe anything.
MyCAA funds licenses, certifications, and career-specific degrees from approved schools. MedCerts has plenty of pre-approved programs to choose from, all of which prepare you to earn a professional credential.
Once you've decided to use MyCAA to fund your career training, your first step is to speak with a MyCAA Education Consultant. They'll help you decide on a program and explain what you need to register.
After you've created a MyCAA account on the Military OneSource website, you and your consultant will create your personalized Education and Training Plan. MyCAA requires all funding recipients to have this plan, including your chosen program.
Not sure what you want to study? Here are some of MedCerts's most popular programs among military spouses.
MedCerts offers many MyCAA-approved programs, mostly in healthcare and IT, including:
You can start any of these programs with no previous experience. Not seeing anything you like? MedCerts has many other options available.
MyCAA funding covers the cost if you qualify, and all materials are included.
MedCerts programs can have you career-ready in as few as 12 weeks. Talk with an education consultant today to get your questions answered, choose the right course, or explore the MyCAA process further. Your new career is within your reach.