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.
Making the Most of EFMP Family Support Services with the EFMP Family Needs Assessment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SECO and MSEP 101: Made for Military Spouse Employment
If you're a military spouse looking for employment, meet two programs made exclusively for you — to get you career-ready and find a great job.
7 Tips for Considering Telecommuting as a Military Spouse
If you are interested in working from home or alleviating the stress of daily traffic, you may want to consider telecommuting and teleworking.
The State Licensing and Career Credentials Initiative for Military Spouses
The new state licensing and career credentials initiative will soon make it easier to transition your credentials to a new state.
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.
Voluntary Education Contacts
Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program is provided to assist service members in contacting their respective education professionals, who can provide additional information and education support.
Coping with Standardized Testing Systems When You Change Schools
Whether it's your first move or your fifth, even the most organized military parents need help navigating a new school district's standardized testing system. While the federal No Child Left Behind Act requires every school district to test students in reading and math, every state has developed its own testing system. Here’s what you need to know before your child switches schools.
Need Money for Higher Education?
Don’t think you can afford college? Think again. In addition to military tuition assistance and Department of Veterans Affairs education programs, numerous loans and opportunities are available to help you fund the next step in your education.
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.
What Service Members Should Know When Choosing a College
Thinking about college? You already have the discipline it takes to pursue higher education. From big universities to small colleges, you have plenty of options and each has something unique to offer. Here’s how to compare your college options and find the right institution for your education goals.
The Department of Defense Education Activity — Strong Foundations for Military Kids
With frequent moves for military families, finding the right school for your child is a crucial way to ease their transition. Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide education for children of service members and Department of Defense civilians that’s competitive with any school system, from pre-K through high school.
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