Why CareerStep is Perfect for Military Spouses

We are very excited that our MyCAA-approved programs include a laptop for all military spouses who sign up using this funding! This is a big deal because, with the online format of our CareerStep training programs, including laptops ensures 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 CareerStep 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 CareerStep training (and increase your referrals in the process.) Here are some quick facts about CareerStep’s courses you can share with them:

MyCAA approved

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


CareerStep’s courses provide everything learners 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, CareerStep includes a laptop for all military spouses who are sign up for programs that include ebooks. This means our learners 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 those who complete our training.
  • One-on-One Learner Support – Our learners have access to experienced advisors (who have actually worked in the industry learners are training for). Advisors are there to answer questions or just provide a little bit of motivation when learners hit a rough patch.

Career focused

CareerStep’s courses are designed to get individuals 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 individuals for careers with job opportunities nationwide—something important for a military spouse who moves around frequently. Many of the careers we train for also have work-from-home opportunities such as medical transcription or medical coding and billing.

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55 thoughts on “Why CareerStep is Perfect for Military Spouses

    • 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.

  4. Ciara Covarrubias-Grenko says:

    Is this school/training program accredited?? If I’m not mistaken certificates and training mean nothing unless the institution that granted them is accredited.

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi Ciara,
      Career Step is registered under the Utah Post-Secondary Proprietary School Act but is not nationally or regionally accredited. However, our career-focused training programs are approved by a number of industry-specific organizations and are designed with employer feedback to ensure students are gaining exactly the skills needed to get a job and succeed in the workforce.

      Our students are successful in the job market—over 84% of Career Step graduates are employed in their field of study, 92% of employed Medical Transcription graduates work from home in their first job, Medical Coding and Billing graduates report a certification exam pass rate that’s a full 15 percentage points higher than the national average, and Pharmacy Technician students can take advantage of externship opportunities with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy.

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi Kayla, thanks for your interest! Our current promotion includes an HP 255 G6 Notebook PC. Please feel free to contact our team of Academic Advisors directly at 1-800-411-7073 if you have any other questions. Hope that helps! Have a great weekend.

  5. Lily says:

    Hi, what happens if I enroll in a online program that doesn’t use e-book, but of course you need a laptop to take the program. Would be possible to get a laptop to help to me study the program?

    • mbunderson says:

      Thank you for your interest. You have a couple of options. First, if you qualify for MyCAA funding, you will receive a laptop to help you study when you enroll.

      If you don’t qualify for MyCAA funding, we also have a promotion going on right now where you can choose a tuition discount or a free laptop when you enroll.

      Call one of our Academic Advisors today at 1-800-411-7073, and they can answer all your questions and help you get started!

  6. Ella says:

    What programs do you offer? Is the school credited? If it’s a lisense we receive, will it work internationally? Considering we are military spouses and get move often. Thank you

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi Ella, thank you for your interest. We offer a variety of online certificate training programs in healthcare, administration, and technology. Our most popular programs are Professional Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Transcription Editor, Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE), and Medical Assistant. For a complete list of the programs we offer, you can visit CareerStep.com/mililtary.

      Career Step is registered under the Utah Post-Secondary Proprietary School Act but is not nationally or regionally accredited. However, our career-focused training programs are approved by a number of industry organizations. Career Step programs boast the following recognitions:

      • Career Step’s Medical Transcription Editor curriculum is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the leading medical transcription industry association.
      • The Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) program is in candidate status for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accreditation.
      • The Career Step Pharmacy Technician program has been reviewed and approved by the State Boards of Pharmacy in Indiana, Utah, and Virginia. (Many states don’t have any regulations on the education of pharmacy technicians, and very few require board approval. For more information on each state’s pharmacy technician education regulations, view our State Requirements pdf.) Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy also offer Career Step Pharmacy Technician students the opportunity to participate in a hands-on externship in their stores nationwide.

      Career Step training is portable no matter where you PCS, even internationally. If you have specific questions about a program, how it works internationally, or the military funding we offer, please call one of our military advisors at 855-261-7366.

      I hope this helps. Have a great day!

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi Reagan, thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, with the MyCAA program, you can only enroll in one program/course at a time. We do offer some combo courses, however. Once you finish your program and test out, you can enroll in another course.

      Our military advisors are here to help you find the right program for you. Please give them a call today at 855-261-7366–and be sure to ask about our combo programs!

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi Kimberly, if you qualify for MyCAA funding, it will cover the cost of your tuition up to $4000. With Career Step, that means you can enroll with no out of pocket expense. And enrollment includes a laptop to help you study–again, with no extra cost. Please give one of our military advisors a call at 855-261-7366, they will be able to answer any questions you have.

      I hope that helps.

  7. Saraj says:

    I am interested in using mycaa grant i am eligible , but will it cover all the classes I’m interested in medical billing and coding but was reading they only grant $2000 per year?

    • mbunderson says:

      Hi Saraj, you can get a MyCAA grant that will cover our Medical Coding and Billing program. Our military advisors can help you understand exactly how it works, but basically, you can use a fee waiver so that you can get it paid for all in one year. You can reach one of our advisors at 855-261-7366.

  8. Amanda says:

    It’s not clear on what training you all are offering. Are you offering programs or certifications in specific fields?? What does career training consist of?

    • Paul McHardy says:

      Hi Amanda! Sorry it was unclear what programs we offer. You can visit our main site to check them out, but generally speaking, we offer training for certification exams in the Healthcare space… for instance, Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, etc. Most of our programs qualify for military grant funding. Thanks!

  9. Tyicola says:

    Hello, my husband was separated from the military and is medically retired can I still use this program or is it for active military spouses only?

    • Tiffanee Gurney says:

      MyCAA is specifically geared towards active duty, however, we provide other options for your situation. Please give us a call, our Advisors would be happy to walk you through them!

    • Tiffanee Gurney says:

      Ann, we do offer a Nursing Assistant program. If that’s something you might be interested in give us a call and we’ll help you get started!

  10. Tianna Christensen says:

    Hi! My husband is getting deployed to Kuwait this summer and I am looking for a job that is flexible with me traveling back and forth from Wisconsin to South Carolina.

    • Tiffanee Gurney says:

      We have a few programs that would definitely be a good fit for you! Please give us a call to learn more and get started.

  11. Linda says:

    What about recently Army reserve retired Sargent (28 years of service and 2 offshore trips served)?
    I’m a proud wife of this newly Army Reserve Veteran. Thanks.

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