Being in the military is a tough but rewarding task. Being a military spouse, on the other hand, is just plan tough, but with potential frequent moves, spouses can have a difficult time finding a profession. Most military spouses face a lot of uncertainty because of so many questions that come up about the future. It is very common for military workers to get deployed or have to relocate their families to other areas of the country or world. This situation makes it very difficult for military spouses to have a plan for their profession. Below are several paths for having a successful profession for military spouses.
Freelancing has become a very popular trade that is continuously keeping people interested in a specific profession. Freelance writing is a career because in a sense you are a small business owner that sells your writing. The good part about freelance writing is that a good portion of writing jobs come from online publications. This makes it very easy for a military spouse because you can write articles from home and if you end up relocating you can still continue to write for that company. Writers can also apply for full time jobs with various publications and as stated above most publications are from online sources so that the work can be done at home. Military spouses also have the options of writing whatever interests them. If they enjoy sports they can apply to write for a sports publication. Writers can also expand their knowledge further and try to write a novel or biography on a person of interest.
Photographers are growing rapidly across the Country. Being a photographer is very big business opportunity and can also be very flexible. Photographers are very similar to writers. Photographers have the option of starting their own business freelancing or they can apply to work for a studio. It is very common for photographers to freelance for different news publications from around the Country. The best part about it is that the photographer can submit their photos through email which makes the job very simple when facing a life style that is constantly on the go. Photographers also have an advantage when it comes to time consumption as they are taking pictures, but not having to do that much writing. They do what they love doing, but don’t have to do a lot of clerical work in the process.
Substitute or Full Time Teacher:
A teaching profession is a position that depends on a military spouses situation. Generally a military spouse doesn’t know when they will move next as their spouse might be relocated or deployed. Some spouses understand that they could move at any given time and only be in a general area for one or two years. If the spouse usually moves every few years or less a substitute teaching position might be a great alternative to a full time position. With substitute teaching the person can do what they love to do and educate the youth of America. This is a good option because if their spouse ends up relocating than the person can leave and become a substitute in the next town or city that they live in. In some cases the family might not have to move if their spouse’s in the military. The military spouse might go on deployments for only a few months and this could help the spouse to getting a full time teaching position.
Sales and Marketing Rep:
Most people feel that a job in sales doesn’t offer much, but they are sadly mistaken. Several media outlets and data have showed that sales reps have a median salary of over 50,000 per year with some topping out at over 100,000. Most sales reps have small offices, but generally work from home or out in the community. This is a profession definitely suited for spouses of military personnel. Spouses can find something that they wish to sell or promote and they can sell the product using online outlets or setting up a kiosk in a shopping mall. The spouses will also have a large military base to promote their products. There are many different products that a person can sell they just have to find something that they believe would be worth selling or a company that they trust.
Have fun working out? A personal trainer can be a great profession for military spouses for many reasons. A personal trainer can train people at gyms or their clients homes. Gyms usually will charge you rent or a percentage of your income that you earn. The best part about personal training is that you can also make income by selling workout programs to people and also nutritional programs. This way if you must move locations you can still make money programming your clients workouts long distance.