The Department of Labor and Department of Defense define a portable career as one that is high growth; high demand; largest employment; and most likely to have job openings in military duty locations . These types of careers are plentiful in many locations where the Armed Forces stations military families. Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Counselors (1-800-342-9647) can provide career and education counseling that will help spouses find licenses, certifications and other credentials that are recognized by the Departments of Labor and Defense as portable. They can also direct spouses to testing sources for these credentials and testing organizations that are registered participants in the MyCAA Program. For more information, spouses should visit the Tests Page in the MyCAA Spouse Portal (

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