According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is one of the United States largest job providers. If you are passionate about helping others and the specialized training it takes to work in respiratory therapy, physical therapy, vocational nursing, pharmacy, physicians’ assisting, occupational therapy, or any other healthcare related occupation, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is hiring.
The Veterans Health Administration works to provide comprehensive healthcare for veterans and their families across the country, and they are constantly seeking to hire qualified individuals with a health-related educational background. Sectors spanning from nursing and mental healthcare to pioneering the latest medical technology, the VA aims to hire both veterans and non-veterans to provide expert care. Whether your enthusiastic about supporting veterans by way of peer support, social work, psychology, nursing, or other leadership/management positions, opportunity is knocking.
A common concern for job seekers is location. If you assumed that the health care industry would keep you anchored to working in a busy city, the VHA might surprise you. The rural veteran population accounts for 40 percent of all VA patients. And, since nearly half of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans are from rural communities, this percentage is not likely to go down any time soon.VA rural practitioners get the same benefits shared by all Veterans Health Administration providers. Visit the Veterans Association Careers website to learn more about benefits, locations, and available positions.
When you’re ready to apply, start by filling out the VA Application for Associated Health Occupations using PDFfiller‘s handy editor. You can type in your information on our secure platform, add check marks and circles, add a verified signature, print, email, save, and even fax. Need more instruction on how to fill it out? Check out this video:
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