Military Spouses: Back to School, Back to Work

Many military spouses choose additional education to help them develop despite frequent relocation.

Many military spouses choose additional education to help them develop despite frequent relocation.

As the biggest PCS season of the year comes to a close, may military spouses are finding themselves in new locations and starting over in 100 different ways.

For some, this primarily means getting the kids settled and into a new routine, while others may have showed up at a new duty station only to say goodbye to their spouse and then blaze their own trail. For many military spouses, frequently moving provides that extra nudge and motivation needed to seek out additional education or a new career after leaving one behind at a previous duty station.

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If you’re headed in a different direction, be sure to check out our list of great education and career resources below. This is a collection of programs and suggestions from all over the web:

Career and Education Resources for Military Spouses

Employment

An explanation on the specifics of military spouse preference in employment from Military One Source

Find a job with the MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership)

Professional Networks from BlueStar Families

Career and Education Counseling from MySECO

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (help with completing degrees due to relocation)

 

Education

Military Spouse Scholarships from the National Military Family Association

Military Times’ Dependent Education Handbook

Military Spouse Magazine’s Education Guide

GI Bill Info

Free Education Guide from Military Officers Association of America

Spouse Education guide from AUSA.org

Advice about Military Spouse Education from the National Military Family Association

National Military Family Association Education Resource Guide (charges apply for non-members)

The Yellow Ribbon Program

Help with Education and Field of Study Decisions

Information about Federal Financial Aid

Military OneSource’s list of Popular Education & Career Opportunities Web Links

 

 

 

 

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