Where you are in your career determines what you need to know about working for the VA health care system. If you are a student, an experienced professional or a transitioning member of the military, you can find career information pertaining to your situation in the following sections:
Department of Veterans Affairs has academic affiliations with thousands of colleges and universities across the Nation, and many of our health care professionals hold faculty positions at these institutions. We are pleased to be an integral component of so many young professionals' medical training and are proud that more than 90,000 undergraduate and graduate students complete their clinical rotations and residencies at our healthcare facilities.
And, we’re even happier that many of these medical students choose to extend their relationship with VA by accepting permanent positions with us. If you’re interested in learning more about educational programs and affiliates, clinical trainee programs or VA staff, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations website to learn more.
Why Choose VA for Professionals
Abraham Lincoln created the Department of Veterans Affairs with the noblest of missions: To care for him who shall borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan. Every day, more soldiers leave the battlefield headed for home – men, and women who sacrificed their bodies and, in some cases, their minds defending the dignity, honor and safety of those at home.
When you work at VA, you will have a comfortable salary, comprehensive benefits, and great work/life balance, just like the private sector. But, VA has something that no other health care system does: the opportunity to serve Veterans. As the largest healthcare system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless, matched with the fulfillment that comes with caring for these brave men and women.
After all, their incredible sacrifices protected our freedoms. So to us, being able to give back to them is an honor and privilege. No matter the professional path you pursue, your contributions here will be essential to improving the health of Veterans across the U.S. Their needs will be your call to action. And their gratitude will remind you that we’re all in this together.
Find out how your talents can impact Veterans’ lives, and discover your career at VA, including: