I enlisted in the military when I was 18 years old. Though I did have some bad experiences, the good outweighed the bad. When I first started out, I was in the Oregon National Guard. They paid my college 100% and gave me a small stipend to go to school. Once I transferred to the Reserves and changed states, the U.S. Army picked up the rest of the tab. Due to work obligations, and the military I didn’t get my degree finished in the typical 4 years. I finally received my degree after 12 years of starting it, but I am proud to say that serving my country paid the majority of the bill. I ended up only paying approximately $8,000 total.
But what about the spouses of military members? Often times they sacrifice as much as the soldiers do. There is a program out there designed just for the military spouse who wants to continue their education. The MyCAA funding program offers eligible military spouses $4,000 to put toward training that will help
them gain the skills they need to find jobs in growing career fields that have opportunities nationwide and
can transfer with them to other schools.
Career Step is a MyCAA-approved, online school. With Career Step you can train anywhere you have an internet connection, and our affordable tuition is completely covered by MyCAA funds—which means you can train with no out-of-pocket expenses! You can choose from any of the online Career Step programs and courses and be career ready in just a few months.
Programs offered by Career Step include: Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Computer Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Administrative Assistant. These are all careers that are needed everywhere, so they are perfect for the military spouse who has to move frequently.
If you are a military spouse and have been thinking about going back to school, or starting a new career, this program might be a good fit for you. I urge you to check it out, and share it with your other military spouse friends!
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