4 Career Ideas That Military Life Won’t Affect

If you’re looking for a career that you can take around the globe with you, then check out these 4 perfect careers for military spouses.

You just settled in a new job and finally got around to making a friend? Well, then you probably have a PCS around the corner. Settling in careers as a military significant other is a big joke.

Virtual Careers for Military Spouses

Virtual careers are the best for anyone frequently traveling. If you’re good with a computer, then you’re in luck. The downside to virtual careers is the constant need for internet access. In my opinion, working virtually gives you less of an opportunity for time off because you can technically work from anywhere.

Virtual Assistant

Being a virtual assistant can mean a number of things. Different jobs will require you to do different things. A few of the major virtual assistant jobs require email marketing, social media engagement, social media management, and blog post writing.

Getting into virtual assisting can give you the opportunity to experience work in a number of career fields. Influencers, realtors, and brick and mortar stores hire virtual assistants.

I will be sharing more about my life as a virtual assistant soon, so make sure you check back!

Being a virtual assistant is an awesome career idea for a military spouse because you don't need to have an extensive amount of education! You can take the job anywhere, so that is a huge plus. #militaryfamily #militaryspouse #careeridea #jobsearch #virtualassistant #VAwork

Virtual Teacher

There is no question that teachers rule the world, but it can be hard to teach as a military spouse due to state licensure requirements. If you want to continue teaching, then consider virtual opportunities.

Three companies that will hire you to teach virtually are VIPkid, Edmentum, and Udemy. Not all virtual teaching companies require you to have your Bachelor’s degree in education.

In-person Career Opportunities

Not into staring at a computer screen all day? No problem! There are still tons of positions that require you to be present.


Nursing is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing careers. Careers in the nursing field require a Bachelor’s degree, but according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities are expected to grow over 7% in the next ten years.

One setback to the medical field is the educational requirements. You do need to be in one area for clinical work. Some nursing students complete their in person requirements by staying with family members, and their significant others move as geo-bachelors.

Nursing is a career option for military spouses because the demand in the medical field is growing, and you can find a job anywhere you PCS! #militaryfamily #nursing #medicalfield #careeropportunities


I wholeheartedly believe that military spouses should all consider starting their own business.

There might be a million people who are already doing what you’re interested in starting, but you bring something to the table that no one else does. You will have your personal touches that make what you offer unique. Don’t let the fear of competition drive you away from starting your own business.

A few services you could offer as a business owner: bookkeeping, social media management, data entry, housekeeping, errand running, babysitting, resume writing, photography.

A few products to offer as a business owner: personalized shirts, themed party decorations, embroidery.

I wish every career field was as open to hiring military spouses, but unfortunately the world isn’t that fair. Employers aren’t legally allowed to turn you down because you’re a military spouse, but they’ll simply tell you that they found a better candidate.

If you know of any other careers for military spouses, then please drop your suggestions in the comments!

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My little corner of the internet where motherhood & military mix. Full-time wife & boy mama. Part-time content developer & social media strategist. All the time chatty Camille.

One Comment

  • Corynn

    What a good idea to help build a career while shifting from place to place! I have been looking into something I can do from home so I don’t have to leave my baby.

    Thanks for the advice 🙂

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