Here at VA, we value the experience that military spouses bring to the table, and we are proud to be part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), which helps military spouses find meaningful careers.

With the resiliency and adaptability you’ve shown, you’re a perfect fit for our mission to care for Veterans.

The path to a rewarding VA career

MSEP creates employment connections that provide companies with direct access to military spouses seeking career opportunities and provide spouses like you with direct access to employers – like VA – who are actively recruiting.

When you register with MSEP online, you gain access to the program’s career portal. This system gives you the opportunity to build an online resume and apply to jobs directly. A search feature allows you to search all available job opportunities in your area and refine the search by job type, company and industry. (Naturally, you’ll want to search for “Veterans Affairs” first!)

Searches can be saved so you can be notified immediately of potential job opportunities in your area or from favorite partners, like VA. In addition to applying for available jobs, you can send your resume directly to partners to be considered for future job openings.

Additional resources

We value our participation in MSEP, but our commitment to supporting military spouses doesn’t stop there.

We have also partnered with DOD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, which provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide. SECO offers comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness, and career connections.

If you’re interested specifically in a health care career at VA, you may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 ($2,000 a year across two years) through a Military Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship. These scholarships help pay for education and training required to enter a portable career field, including health care.

Finally, we’re doing everything we can to make your job search easier. We tag VA openings ideal for military spouses on USAJobs.gov (look for the “military spouses” filter in your initial search). In those job announcements, you’ll find we highlight key information – remote work opportunities, flexible work schedules, child care, and health benefits – we think will appeal to a military spouse like you.

Work at VA

Educated. Adaptable. Dedicated. Why wouldn’t we want a military spouse like you working at VA? Join our team!

  • LEARN more about VA’s commitment to military spouses.
  • READ more about our work with military spouses.
  • EXPLORE the benefits we offer.
  • SEARCH for your VA career at VACareers.va.gov.

By VA Careers

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Published on Jul. 26, 2022

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