Education & Employment
Whether you are a service member thinking about a college degree, a military spouse wanting to connect with a network of military-friendly employers or a parent hoping for a smooth school transition for your child, Military OneSource offers practical information and resources for pursuing education goals and achieving career aspirations. Take the next steps to make your education and career ambitions come true.
Military Spouses: Let the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Help You Find a Job
If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further than the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal.
Networking and Self-Marketing Bring Job Search Success to Military Spouses
Networking leads to 70 percent of all jobs. While it isn't difficult, networking does take time and effort.
College Scholarships for Military Children and How to Apply
Military families have two scholarships designed just for military kids to help ease rising college costs. The Fisher House Foundation administers the Scholarships for Military Children Program and the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship.
Preparing Young Adults for Their First Job
So, your child is getting ready to look for work. Whether he or she is still in school or just starting the search, there are plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt
The Joint Services Transcript for Military Personnel
When you convert your military experience into civilian college credit, you save time and money on your education. The Joint Services Transcript provides documented evidence to colleges and universities of professional military education, training and occupation experiences achieved by service members and veterans.
Going Back to School as a Military Spouse
You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you can expand your job opportunities and boost your earning power.
Financing Your Child’s College Education
So, your child is ready for college — and you’re ready to support their education goals. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it. Luckily, you’ll find lots of resources to help military families finance their children’s college, from saving plans to scholarships.
Transferring Your Professional License: What's Involved?
Moving across the country — or around the world — can be a great adventure. Here's some help for making sure your licenses and certifications pack up and travel with you for your next move.
Start Your Career With Military Kids – Come Grow With Us
Do you want to work with children, but you’re not sure where to start? Have you considered a career with the Department of Defense? You can apply for both entry and management-level positions in many child development programs and youth programs world-wide.
Building Job Skills and Funding Your Portable Career
How can you make your military spouse career "more portable"? By making sure you have the skills, training, licenses, degrees and certifications that employers want in high-growth, high-demand fields and occupations.
Postsecondary Education Complaint System
If you or your family member receives tuition assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Scholarship recipient, you are encouraged to submit feedback here.
What Schools Are Available to Children on Military Installations?
When it's time to relocate, you need to know what education opportunities are available for your children at the new installation. The Department of Defense is committed to making sure all military children have the opportunity for a quality education that prepares them for success.
Report Shows MyCAA Is Linked With Higher Earnings Among MilSpouses
This report examines characteristics associated with MyCAA Scholarship application and use, scholarship plan completion, spouse employment and earnings, and service continuation of personnel married to MyCAA-eligible spouses
How to Transfer Your Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits to Family Members
The Post-9/11 GI Bill gives generous education benefits to service members, and as an extra perk, you may share these benefits with your family. However, starting July 12, 2019, a recent change limits transfer of the benefit to service members with between 6 and 16 years of service. There used to be no upper limit on when you could transfer the benefit.
Understanding Military Spouse Preference Overseas
Military spouses are given certain preferences when applying for Department of Defense civilian jobs. With the help of the Military Spouse Preference program, you can build your career as you move with the military.
The Interstate Compact Makes Changing Schools Easier for Military Children
When moving to a new duty station means going to a new state as well as a new school for your kids, rest assured that the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to make the transition smooth. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments developed the compact to address the educational transitions for military families. All 50 states have committed to helping your children enroll in school, register for the classes they need, and graduate on time.
Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS
You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful transition may include finding meaningful work at your new duty station.
What Service Members Need to Know About Employment
You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.
Savings Plans, Student Loans and Scholarships for Military Teens
With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn't have to be intimidating.
Getting Ready to Re-enter the Workforce
Whether you've been out of the workforce for a short while or it's been a number of years, it can be challenging to re-enter that world.