Spouse Jobs

Real Spouse Jobs: Nonprofit Executive Director

Amanda Crowe, executive director of In Gear Career, and her family.

I have a bachelor's in psychology and a master's degree in administrative studies. I use the master's degree in a more traditional way, but don't we all use a bit of psychology every day? How has being married to a service member impacted your own career? How did you get around that? I married my husband a bit later than some (I was 30), so... more

5 Fantastic Spouse Jobs in Military Towns

Hotel management jobs

Arin began subbing for a local school just off the base a year ago, and she was just recently asked to come on full time. "We are a state with VPK -- free pre-k for anyone -- and I work with the 4-year-olds," she tells us. "It's just what I need to be able to get a job at the CDC later. It's a great first job." Moreover, she knows that n... more

5 Reasons Every MilSpouse Needs A Mentor


For LaRae, her mentor's influence has been about more than finding a place of advice, wisdom or inspiration. Her mentor has been her champion, believing in her even when she had a hard time believing in herself. "Especially after being a stay-at-home Mom," LaRae says. "She has helped me find the courage to find my own dreams." That is w... more

Real Spouse Employment: Children's Author

Bridget Platt

I was lucky. Being a teacher is a great job to have as a military spouse, especially if all your PCSs happen in the summer months, as all of ours did. I was able to send out applications and resumes each spring when we found out where we were moving. I had a job lined up almost immediately after moving. How does your service member su... more

How to Talk About Your Salary History


Mary had every reason to hope she would be making more in her new position. Not only did the job she was applying for have increased responsibility, but prior to their PCS, she was about to be promoted into a similar position.   She walked away from her job with new skills and great recommendations. "I was hoping for at least $17.50," s... more

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