Why Career Step is Perfect for Military Spouses

We are very excited to announce that our MyCAA-approved programs now include a laptop for all military spouses who enroll with this funding! This is a big deal because, with the online format of our Career Step training programs, included laptops ensure that military spouses can study from anywhere they have an internet connection.

And while the included laptop is very exciting, this is just one of the reasons Career Step is a great choice for military spouses. If you have friends or family in the military, you should let them know about the advantages of going back to school with Career Step (and increase your referrals in the process.) Here are some quick facts about Career Step’s courses you can share with them:

MyCAA approved

Through the DOD’s MyCAA funding, eligible military spouses can go back to school for free—yes, FREE!! With MyCAA, military spouses can get up to $4,000 to be used towards their education. All of Career Step’s courses meet MyCAA guidelines and cost less than $4,000 so it is possible for your friends who qualify to get a quality education without paying a dime! For more information on MyCAA funding, you can check out our MyCAA Myths eBook.


Career Step’s courses provide everything students need to succeed. With our online courses, military spouses get the flexibility and portability needed with the military lifestyle. However, we also provide them with the following:

  • Laptop – To enhance the learning experience, Career Step includes a laptop for all military spouses who are enrolled in programs that include ebooks. This means our students can take their course with them no matter where they travel. (Note: not all courses include ebooks but most do.)
  • Hands-on Experience – Our courses include useful, hands-on experience, which is why employers hire our graduates. (We currently have a graduate placement rate of 84%!)
  • One-on-One Student Support – Unlike some other online schools, our students have access to experienced instructors (who have actually worked in the industry students are training for). Instructors are there to can answer questions or just provide a little bit of motivation when students hit a rough patch.

Career focused

Career Step’s courses are designed to get our students in, out, and working as quickly as possible. This is great news for the military spouse who need to start working right away. Our courses also prepare students for careers with job opportunities nationwide—something important for a military spouse who moves around frequently. Many of the careers we train students for also have work-from-home opportunities such as medical transcription or medical coding and billing.

If you need some other ideas on why Career Step is the perfect fit for military spouses, you may also want to check out our Who’s Who of Career Step: Military Spouses profile or Spreading the Word in Military Communities blog posts. We also have a several ideas for increasing your military referrals in our Facebooking for Referrals series including: Military Referrals, MyCAA Video, and MyCAA Myths ebook.

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16 thoughts on “Why Career Step is Perfect for Military Spouses

        • mbunderson says:

          Hi, Virginia,
          Thank you for your interest! We have funding options for spouses of those in the military reserve as well. You can find more info on our various types of military funding options by visiting our website at CareerStep.com/military. You can also contact our team of Military Advisors directly at 1-855-261-7366 with any questions you might have.

          Hope you have a great day! 🙂

    • Steve Hirchak says:

      Hi, you can apply for the grant if you have your military ID. I am not sure if you have to wait until your spouse is back from basics to get that, or you get that before. You will need their DOD number on their military ID in order to complete the application.

    • Steve Hirchak says:

      As soon as he is considered active duty and you are registered in the DEERS system as his dependent you can apply to use MYCAA

    • Steve Hirchak says:

      Here you go!

      Great questions!
      How much time does it take for course completion?
      – The program is an online self-paced program designed to be completed in 4 months, however, we give you a full 12 months to complete it if you need it. This way you can work around your kids and family’s schedule very similar to the job.
      After completion will there be immediate placement?
      – 94-97% of our graduates we are able to help find employment within the first 60 days of completion.

      I hope this helps!

  1. Sydney Sadler says:

    My husband and I will PCSing rob germany next May-ish will I be able to take courses while living there as well if I started while still living in the states but would have to finish over there? Thank you in advance!

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi, Krystal. thank you for your interest! Unfortunately, you can only use your MyCAA funding once. You can find out more about MyCAA here.

      We do offer other military discounts as well. Please contact our team of Military Advisors directly at 1-855-261-7366 for details. Hope that helps! Best wishes.

  2. Dyamond says:

    I want to go into the millAtary im 23 years old got alot energy like to try new things but it will be a good experience for me i have a son he 3 years old everything i do is for him im married for 3 years now and if yall give a chance yall want be sorry peace love in blessings too yall hope to talk to yall soon …

  3. Kara Shaver says:

    My husband is army reserve. He is set to leave in a year. He is getting his orders in January or February (They are picking his orders up in the next week or two in texas) is it best to wait til he is leaving to apply? I really want to get something going now so I can get a job while he is gone

    • mbunderson says:

      Thank you for your interest in Career Step. Give one of our Academic Advisors for Military Spouses a call at 1-855-261-7366. They will help you figure out the best way to move into a career for your situation.

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