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A MyCAA Grant Can Fund These Portable Careers for Military Spouses

Being married to a military service member sometimes means frequent relocation, and it can be hard to find a career that moves with you. Fortunately, some careers are in demand wherever you go.

All over the country, there are positions in IT helpdesks, cybersecurity departments and medical front offices. You can train for any of these positions in just weeks with a MedCerts course and even use a MyCAA grant to pay your tuition.

Here are just some of your options.

IT Helpdesk Administrator

You can train for a variety of IT helpdesk jobs—from PC technician to desktop support specialist—through the IT Helpdesk Administrator online certification and training program from MedCerts.

In as few as 18 weeks, you'll receive a thorough grounding in operating systems, computer networking and security, plus end-user training in commonly used Microsoft programs. At the end of the course, you can pursue certification by taking the CompTIA A+ or Network+ credentialing exams.

Once you're working, you could make anywhere from $26,000 to $80,000 per year, depending on your background.

IT Security Specialist

If you already have some experience in IT or network administration, you can build highly portable career skills through MedCerts’s IT Security Specialist career training program.

The program covers a variety of cybersecurity skills, including how to put security protocol in place and monitor it as well as how to respond to breaches. In as few as 12 weeks, you can finish the course and be ready to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

With the certification, you can earn anywhere from $30,000 to $150,000 a year, depending on your other experience and credentials.

IT Support Professional

You don’t have to have previous experience in tech to work in the IT field. With MedCerts’s IT Support Professional training and certification program, you can get the skills you need to work in an IT department and potentially earn in the range of $26,00 to $80,000 a year.

First, you'll learn the basic IT skills that will prepare you to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. From there, you’ll move on to more advanced training in computer systems, networking and security, so you can take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records

With laws like HIPAA in place, every healthcare facility in the United States needs qualified front-of-office and medical records professionals.

MedCerts’s Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records program will teach you the skills you need to land one of these jobs. You’ll learn how to collect patient information, compile health records and complete insurance forms.

In as few as 17 weeks, you can complete the program and be ready to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) or Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exams. Once you're in the field, you can earn $21,000 to $72,000 a year.

… And More

These are only a few of the portable careers that you can train for using MyCAA funding. MedCerts offers a wide variety of options, both within and outside of the healthcare field. All programs are completely online, so they’re accessible even when your family is stuck at home or deployed abroad.


Rated by Victory Media as the number one non-traditional military-spouse-friendly school, MedCerts is dedicated to helping you train for a portable career. Learn more today.

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  • Fully online training
  • One-on-one orientation and support
  • Career services
  • Exam fees included
  • Short-term programs

Financial assistance

If you are a military spouse or your training is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover all or some of your tuition.

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