The Amazon Career Choice program is an educational program designed for Amazon workers looking to learn more about and pursue a future at Amazon. This program helps fund tuition for associates seeking to finish their high school diploma, earn a Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a diverse range of technical and soft skills certifications.

The Amazon Career Choice program aims to upskill Amazon employees for better career opportunities at Amazon or elsewhere. Associates get to participate in the program after at least 90 days of employment and can participate for as long as they work at Amazon.

Pathstream works in partnership with the Amazon Career Choice program, offering knowledge, skills, and support to help associates launch better careers. In this post, we’ll go over how you can maximize the benefits of the Amazon Career Choice Program.

Table of Contents

How does the Amazon Career Choice Program work?

Pathstream’s role in the Amazon Career Choice Program

Pathstream’s Amazon Career Choice Program Success Stories

Tips for maximizing the benefits of the Amazon Career Choice Program

Making the most of your new skills and qualifications

What’s next?

How does the Amazon Career Choice Program work?

Amazon associates looking to upskill and broaden their education options can do it through the Amazon Career Choice program. You are eligible for the program if you have worked as an Amazon employee on a regular, reduced-time, and part-time basis for 90 continuous days.

Some Amazon subsidiary associates are eligible for the program as well. This covers A2Z, A9, A100, Brilliance, Audible,, ComiXology, Amazon Pharmacy, Goodreads, Ring, Woot, and Shopbop.


Types of courses offered under the program

The fields covered by the Amazon Career Choice program include:

  • Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Mechanical and Electrical trades
  • Information technology
  • Accounting
  • Sales
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Welding
  • Computer-aided design



The main courses covered by Pathstream include Customer Relationship Management for Business and Data Analytics. These courses prepare you for data analytics and sales ops jobs.

These courses can help upskill your team by imparting the knowledge and skills they need to understand the importance of data in your business and how they can handle projects from start to finish using project management tools and frameworks. This way, your team’s efficiency is greatly improved, and it’s easier to work together toward achieving business goals.

Amazon offers full tuition support to all its associates looking to further their education under its Career Choice program. All you have to do is apply for a program offered by one of Amazon’s partners, then submit a Payment Request to Amazon Career Choice.

Pathstream’s Role in the Amazon Career Choice Program

Pathstream is a platform designed to equip frontline workers with the digital skills they need to succeed in the modern economy. In partnership with the Amazon Career Choice program, we provide course offerings for Amazon employees to help them gain the knowledge and skills they need to move up in their careers. Many of our Amazon graduates earn $17,000 more after completing one of our certificate programs and working with our career coaches to achieve their goals. 

Regardless of the course you choose, Pathstream’s curriculum ensures you acquire the skills required to launch a fulfilling new career.

Our course offerings for Amazon employees include:

Technical Skills

  • Project management
  • Software engineering
  • Data analysis
  • Cloud computing
  • SQL programming & database management
  • Big Data
  • DevOps

Soft Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership

With courses like the Sales Ops Certificate program, you will learn essential skills like generating reports, building dashboards, and improving business processes for maximum efficiency. These crucial skills can help you land a gratifying career in Sales or Tech.

Pathstream’s course offerings are tailored to help today’s frontline workers gain the critical skills they need to grow in their careers, which aligns perfectly with the goals of the Amazon Career Choice Program.



Pathstream’s Amazon Career Choice Program Success Stories

Oscar Moreno

Meet Oscar Moreno, who moved from Colombia to the United States and started working as a process assistant in an Amazon warehouse. Oscar had a background in industrial engineering, but without experience with platforms like SQL and Tableau, it was hard to land an analytics job.

Oscar decided to look into his education benefits through Amazon and searched data analytics programs in Amazon’s AtoZ portal. That’s when he found Pathstream’s Tableau Data Analytics program under career pathways. Since the program is delivered fully online without fixed class schedules, Oscar was able to balance education with his 40-hour work week. 

Oscar’s determination paid off in the end when he landed his dream job as an analyst, working for PNC Bank and earning over $90 thousand.

Read more of Oscar’s story here.


Chris Nyarwaya

Chris Nyarwaya was working at Amazon when he discovered the Career Choice program. He had always been interested in a career in data, and after taking a few online courses, he came across Pathstream’s programs under Amazon’s Career Pathways page in the AtoZ portal.

Chris requested tuition through his employer’s benefits and enrolled in the Data Analytics Certificate Program. The course taught Chris the essential skills he needed for a career in data analytics through problem-based learning and hands-on projects.

Chris also took advantage of Pathstream’s career coaching and guidance, which helped position him better for the job market. After graduating, he got a data analyst job at Arcadia, a tech company focused on fighting the climate crisis.

Listen to Chris talk about his journey with Pathstream. 

Tips for maximizing the benefits of the Amazon Career Choice Program

Determine your career goals and identify the right courses.

All our success stories have one thing in common: they have career goals they want to fulfill. When you know what you’re aiming for, choosing the right courses that align with your goals is easier. There is a wide variety of courses to choose from, and your choice should be guided by where you see yourself once the program is done.


Create a personalized learning plan to balance work and education.

One of the benefits of Pathstream’s programs is there are no fixed class times. This means you learn at your own pace with full support from coaches. Your self-discipline and organizational skills will determine how well you do. A good, personalized plan helps you balance your work and education.


Leverage Amazon’s financial support and resources.

Amazon tuition often covers some, if not all, of the total costs of courses through the Career Choice program, and it’s up to you to take full advantage—research to learn more about the program and what resources are available.


Engage with Pathstream’s support services and resources.

Pathstream has a dedicated team of academic and support staff and resources. You can access full support any time you need it, and you should maximize your engagement with staff and other support services and resources.


Build a strong professional network.

Pathstream also offers you a great networking opportunity. You can engage and connect with people in your desired field as you gain the necessary skills. A strong professional network is one of the keys to unlocking a future in your dream career.


Making the most of your new skills and qualifications

Update your resume and online presence to reflect your new skills.

Your professional profile on sites like LinkedIn and your resume should reflect your new skills. This way, prospective employers know you are fully qualified for their job openings.


Seek internal promotions and transfers within Amazon.

There could be internal promotion opportunities within Amazon, and it’s much easier to get promoted than interview for jobs externally. Amazon offers the Career Choice program specifically to upskill their employees, and taking courses opens you up to higher-paying job opportunities within the company.


Explore external job opportunities if desired.

There are no rules prohibiting seeking external job opportunities should you desire them. You can work with Pathstream career coaches if you need help entering the job market. With your newly found skills and qualifications, finding job opportunities in your desired field will be easier.


Continue learning and upskilling to stay relevant in the job market.

We live in a constantly-changing world, and it’s important to update your skills to remain relevant in the workplace regularly. There are always tons of education opportunities conveniently tailored to working professionals, and you should take full advantage of them.



Whether you’re looking to start or continue a college degree, seek a new career path, or excel in your current role, the Amazon Career Choice program is designed specifically for you. The program is one of the best opportunities you have for career advancement. To upskill or reskill, you can explore dozens of Pathstream course offerings under the Amazon Career Choice program.

Boost your career prospects today by enrolling in a Pathstream course through the Amazon Career Choice Program.


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