Is Your Dream Job Covered by the G.I. Bill?

February 2, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016

After having served in the armed forces, you’ve gained excellent skills. You’ve proven you can take on anything that comes your way, and love a challenge. So why not take the road less chosen, and look at school options outside the traditional college setting?

You actually have many educational options out there. Take the time to find an educational path which will best match your post-military aspirations. One of the things you can take advantage of in your post military life is the abundance of educational programs offered to prospective students. The government puts a lot of time and money in to make sure that whatever route you take, you will be successful. It\s in your best interest to take in and absorb all of this information. Read up and become informed. Know your goals. Make a plan.

There are many different schooling options available to you besides normal college. If you really take the time and search, you may be able to find something that’s more fitting for what you want to do. You can apply the money you get from the government towards the majority of different trade schools and other programs besides classic universities. Take a look at your other options, and see if one of the programs you see has a similar skill set, or if you’re just generally interested in becoming certified in that program.

Flight training

The GI Bill will cover the cost of instate tuition at public universities if you wish to pursue this particular subject. Reimbursement options vary for private universities. It is possible however to receive full reimbursement at a private university. Also, you must have a private pilots license in order to be eligible for this program. Get more information here.

Scuba divemaster

The GI Bill will pay scuba dive master training in full, however you will have to supply your own equipment. By pursuing this training, you can further you diving expertise and become a Divemaster, which will make you a desirable candidate for all sorts of career fields. The program has a very flexible schedule to help ensure you are successful. They understand that you have a busy and hectic life and make room for this when scheduling your classes.

Project manager

Being a project manager is a great way to take the leadership skills you acquired in the armed forces and transfer them to the civilian world. The class is set up so you succeed and you can choose to do a project manager boot camp instead of a class that takes months to complete. With this training, you can take the test on the fifth day of class. Tip: You can use SkillSet to help you determine when you’re truly ready to take the test. They have programs to help you know if you’re ready for a wide range of certifications and tests.

Truck driving

There are many truck driving schools that accept the GI Bill. The Interstate truck driving school is actually owned and managed by veterans, though. The GI Bill is able to fund this course, and it’s a great way to learn the trucking industry.

Emergency medical technician

If you’re looking to get into the medical industry, becoming an EMT is a great way to start your career. The GI Bill is eligible to cover the cost of this training program. The EMS Training Institute is one of the larger, more established schools to get certified.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless and chances are, that whatever it is you may want to do, some or all of the training can probably be covered by your GI Bill.