When you think of certifications for portable careers, technicians and clerical work come to mind. You’re not wrong — several of these programs are offered to military spouses through the MyCAA workforce initiative scholarship. But we’re here to tell you about some unexpected careers offered through MyCAA that you may not have considered.

What is MyCAA

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

For more information on MyCAA, visit MyCAA: Everything You Need to Know

10 Unexpected Programs Offered Through MyCAA

Take a look at these unique offerings for your future career

Aviation Instructor

If you have a passion for flying or working with aircraft, then an occupation in the aerospace career field could be for you. The Community College of Beaver County offers this program with a tuition cost of $3,000. Instruction is mixed-mode of online and face-to-face.

Animal Trainer

If you love animals, obtain the necessary qualifications to work in this growing and rewarding field. With 15 different programs available at a variety of schools, tuition starts at just $684, dependent on program and school selected.

Certified Wedding Planner

Are you ready to say “I do” to a new career? If you love to plan events, have a flair for decor and a knack for details, this certification is for you. With a combined 56 offerings from a variety of schools, with mixed-mode instruction of online and face-to-face, you can get started with tuition beginning at $1,695, dependent on school and program.

Criminal Investigation Professional

Do you love mysteries, cracking cases and solving puzzles? Have you ever given any thought to detective work? The University of Pennsylvania offers an online program with estimated tuition of $2,295. Take a look at the career offerings under “Homeland Security” for this, criminal justice and more.

Interior Design

With every military move you manage to design your new space in a way that is attractive, efficient, stylish and always receives compliments. Have you ever considered a career in interior design? MyCAA helps with a handful of programs from various schools with tuition starting at $649.

Occupational Therapy Aide

The healthcare industry is one of the largest, combining technology with human touch. Penn Foster College offers an online program to help recuperate, rehabilitate and strengthen those suffering from physical or mental illness through their completely online occupational therapy program with a tuition cost of just $469.

Pre-/Post- Natal Exercise Consultant

If you are looking for a way to support expecting mothers, new mothers and babies, this is an exciting career path for you. AFPA – American Fitness Professionals & Associates offers a completely online program for $469.

Professional Interpreter

Are you skilled with languages and enjoy communications? Perhaps you are bilingual and can monetize your skills? MyCAA helps with this skilled trade certification, that is offered online through a variety of schools and starts at $995.

Public Relations Specialist

Do you take pride in how you present yourself and others through writing, social media, and more? If so, Public Relations may be the perfect field for you. Penn Foster College’s program is entirely online and tuition starts at $399.

Renewable Energy Specialist

If you are interested in a career that focuses on sustainability and a brighter tomorrow, become a Renewable Energy Specialist. MyCAA helps fund this online program with a tuition of $2,295, offered by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

These simply scratch the surface of offerings that are available both face-to-face and online. To visit the full list of eligible programs, visit the MyCAA Scholarship site.

For more information on MyCAA, visit MyCAA: Everything You Need to Know

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