21st Century Rosie the Riveter

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By Debbie Gregory.

Military spouses are anything but helpless and dependent. Military spouses are strong, smart, and resourceful, and they can do anything that they put their minds to. They are the foundation of the military family life and the pillar of continuity.

Military spouses run the household, have careers, and still manage to raise their children. They do this while waiting for their servicemember spouse to come home.

According to Department of Defense statistics, 85% of military spouses want or need jobs, 84% have some college, 25% have a bachelor’s degree, and 10% have an advanced degree.

Military spouses are used to relocating. Many have put their active duty spouse’s career before their own. However, technology is creating opportunities for military spouses to establish careers that travel with them.

Portable careers are a growing trend among military spouses. Frequent relocations that once caused career havoc for spouses can now involve little or no career upheaval. Military spouses can now use their talents, skills and abilities to launch viable online companies.

High-speed Internet access opens up jobs online, in real time, on the Web, jobs that can be done from anywhere in the world. From Alaska to Japan, from New York to Florida, spouses can sell products and services to clients around the globe.

Portable careers are especially appealing to military spouses who are self-disciplined, enjoy working alone and are comfortable using technology.

The types of military spouse jobs can include freelance writing, web design, graphics illustration, programming, event planning, secretarial support, virtual assistance, translation, transcription, information research and retrieval, photography, interviewing and more.

At MilitaryConnection.com, we are extremely proud of our Military Spouse section. We know the value of providing resources for military families, especially when a family member has been deployed. These families are facing challenges that the civilian population does not.  Military spouses bring their own value to the table. They make excellent employees. Many companies are realizing that this is an untapped talent pool. We strive to connect these candidates with the top employers on our website.