Using the GI Bill to Become a Medical Office Assistant
The Montgomery GI Bill may be used to advance a career as a medical office assistant following military service. Here is how to use it:
- Prior to enlisting in the military, talk to a number of recruiters from each military branch in which you are interested in serving. Inquire about the possibilities for educational advancement following your career in the military. You will likely find that one branch will allow you more educational opportunities than another branch.
- Look over your contract for enlistment to make certain that the Montgomery GI Bill will be available to you in your post-military career. For a low fee per month during your first year of enlistment, the GI Bill will cover a maximum of four years of education toward becoming a medical office assistant.
- For whatever college or university that you would like to attend, make sure that it is GI Bill-friendly. You can verify this through the Web site of the Veterans Administration, or with a member of the school’s financial aid department.
- Fill out an application for the GI Bill. This can be found at the Web site of the Veterans Administration, at (888) GIBILL-1, or through a Veterans Administration official at the school that you would like to attend.