What is a Portable Career?

By - Madison
07.02.2020 11:11 AM

Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education

Military life can be hectic. Deployments, moving from base to base every few years. This causes the military spouse of an Active Duty soldier to have a lot on their shoulders. The spouse not only has to deal with the mental load of constantly moving, their significant others deploying for months on end and managing the household while they're away, as well as pursuing their own life and career goals in the process. It can be a lot. The last thing a military spouse wants to do is struggle to find a job at every new base they are stationed.

Graphic Designer at work

Graphic Designer at work


The stress of having to learn a new skill or job is hard enough, let alone having to do it often. This is why it is suggested that military spouses look into portable careers. Portable careers are jobs that allow you to shift seamlessly to one location to another and keep your career. This allows the spouse to pursue career goals no matter where they are located and not put their lives on hold.


Here are some of the most popular portable careers right now:

                             Pharmacy Technician

                              Medical Billing and Coding

                              Dental Assistant

                              Veterinary Assistant

                              Graphic Designer

                              Human Resource professional


All of these careers are jobs that are located in every city and heavily sought out. Some of these jobs you can even do from home.


With World Education, LLC, you can also train for these careers on your own time, from the comfort of your home. Flexible schedules, work-at-your-own-pace programs, and a wide variety of career choices that can easily transfer from one location to another makes World Education a great option to start that long-term career you’ve been looking for without the stress of a dry market in each new location you move to.


The DoD has even created a scholarship program called the MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) to help you pay for tuition and licensing for these highly sought-after portable careers.


Visit the DoD (https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/mycaa) for more information about the MyCAA Scholarship Program and World Education, LLC (https://www.worldeducation.net/student) to find what portable careers are available in your area.