How to PCS Proof Your Career

Are frequent moves wreaking havoc on your career? Do you currently find yourself unemployed or underemployed? With frequent relocations, the spouse’s career often comes second to that of the service members’. Because of this, military spouses face unique challenges when it comes to carving out a professional career for themselves.

According to the RAND Corporation, military spouses are about 1.5 times more likely to be unemployed than their civilian counterparts.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a career that you can take with you when you move? Welcome to portable career training!

What are portable careers?

A portable career is a career that you can take with you, wherever you go. The career you choose can move with you to a new city or even a new country. Portable careers are in “high-demand” fields which allow you more flexibility as you relocate and they are a growing trend among military spouses. With the proper training and correct set of skills, a military spouse can pick up and move with minimal disruption in their career.

Portable careers:

  • Embrace technology such as video chats, social media and collaborative tools to assist in working worldwide
  • Do not limit you to a single geographic area
  • Are based on high-demand skill sets and services

If you’re thinking about a portable career but confused about your options, you’re not alone. Ed4Career’s team of Military Spouses, who have been in this position many times themselves, have come together to research and create a free eBook to help you obtain training in the career of your choice. This eBook will teach you about portable careers and how they are changing today’s workplace.

Online Education makes training for a Portable Career easy

Ed4Career offers online adult education through colleges & universities in your area. You can even use your MyCAA benefits to start training for a new, in-demand, portable career. Our courses are also portable, so if your family receives orders to move during your training, you can take your studies with you and never miss a beat.

Obtain training in the following fields and more:

  • Child Day Care Management
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding 
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Photographer
  • Teacher's Aide

Click here to download our FREE Portable Career eBook and find the perfect portable career for yourself today! Be sure to check out our website at MilCareerEd. Our site was built to empower the military spouse community by connecting you with the latest news surrounding career and educational information. We provide resources and support to those who wish to obtain career training, all in one place!

By pursuing Portable Career training with Military Career Education (a service of Ed4Career), military spouses can work toward employment continuity and career advancement - no matter where life takes them!