Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the Nation’s largest, most technologically advanced health care systems, offering outstanding career options to qualified professionals, including Veterans and transitioning military personnel.
While VA is renowned for physician, pharmacy, nursing, and science careers, the system also provides a number of non-medical career opportunities, from IT and administrative positions to finance and HR roles. Throughout all disciplines, Veterans and transitioning military personnel are using their talents in ways that help improve the lives of those they have served the country beside—people like themselves. In fact, nearly one-third of VA employees are Veterans, and their military experience as doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants, engineers, mechanics, technologists, and other support professionals is essential to the delivery of high-quality care. These professionals also have the ability to develop special bonds with VA patients because of their shared military backgrounds.
In addition to the unique opportunity to serve fellow Veterans, VA offers competitive salaries, flexible schedules, a robust Federal benefits package, and more. Retired members of the military who work at VA continue to receive full military retirement benefits with no off-set for civil service employment. Transitioning military personnel have the option to convert active military time toward Federal retirement.
VA realizes that finding the right professional path can be difficult. Check out VA’s blog series “A Veteran’s Approach to a Job Search” at www.blogs.va.gov/vacareers for tips on approaching your job search, deciding what you’re qualified to do, and preparing your resume. After reading these blogs, you’ll gain a better understanding of what steps to take when pursuing a career and the things you should consider along the way.
With facilities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, VA also gives Veterans and transitioning military personnel the chance to work virtually anywhere in the Nation—with only one active state license. So, pursue a career with VA today, and see where your talents can take you.