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Working Hand in Hand: Join VA in Our Mission Caring for Veterans

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Each day, VA answers the call to serve those who have served us. As the largest integrated healthcare system in the country, we offer our hands in healing and friendship to those who rely on us. 

Darren Sherrard

Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“No matter your talents, skills, or training, there’s a place for you on our team.”

At the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we embrace our work as a mission of service, offering care and support to over 9 million veterans, as well as their families, caregivers, and survivors. Across our 1,321 healthcare facilities throughout the United States and in U.S. territories, our staff knows that honoring this promise to veterans is fulfilling all on its own.

“How many times can you say that you have the best mission in all of healthcare?” said Dr. Chad Kessler, executive director of emergency medicine at VA. “We serve America’s heroes and take care of them.”

A home for your skills

At VA, you will serve and support the most diverse group of veterans in history. This is your chance to give back to America’s heroes. No matter your talents, skills, or training, there’s a place for you on our team.

We’ve always been at the forefront of innovation, as a major contributor to medical and scientific research and education, with more than 70% of U.S. physicians having received some training at a VA healthcare facility. Combined with some of the most expansive student loan repayment programs anywhere, recent graduates couldn’t find a better place to start building their careers.

With nearly one-third of our workforce having served in the U.S. military, we already know what veterans bring to the table, and work to help them make a career at VA a reality. They display leadership, endurance, and integrity — and, like us, they know what it means to be dedicated to a cause. 

Whether you have experience in healthcare, administration, or support services, we also welcome civilian professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Diversity in our personnel and their backgrounds helps bridge the gap in healthcare disparities and allows us to provide better care to all veterans.

A future you can count on

While serving veterans is its own reward, the benefits offered at VA make the difference between a job and a career.

If some work/life balance is in order, our employees receive 13-26 paid vacation/personal days, as well as 13 sick days annually with no limit on accumulation, and we celebrate 11 paid federal holidays each year. Some positions offer remote or hybrid work schedules, so you don’t have to be in the office every day.

All positions come with federal insurance, too, and you can choose a plan that best meets your needs. Additionally, we pay up to 75% of health premiums, a benefit that can continue into retirement.

And when the time comes to take your career to the next level, we offer ongoing leadership development, as well as education support programs to help you advance your expertise or learn something new.

Work at VA

Whether you’re a recent graduate, coming from the civilian sector, or a veteran yourself, there’s never been a better time to join our mission of service, with opportunities in both urban and rural areas. 

“I was looking for something that filled me with a strong sense of drive and passion, something that would fulfill me personally,” said Lindsay Marth, amputation rehabilitation coordinator at Minneapolis VA Medical Center. “That’s unique to VA.”

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