Throughout the United States, there are around 25,000 psychiatrists diagnosing, treating and helping prevent various mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety disorders. It’s the kind of work we perform daily at VA, as we strive to improve the lives of America’s Veterans. If you’re interested in doing the same, we encourage you to explore a career with us.

Geography of US Psychiatrists

Image Credit: Bureau of Labor Statistics

We’re looking to hire 1,000 mental health professionals this year—including psychiatrists—as part of our nationwide Mental Health Hiring Initiative. On our team, you will enjoy regular salary increases, annual performance bonus opportunities and outstanding benefits, such as 49-54 days of paid time off per year (i.e., 26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave and 10 federal holidays). You may also receive a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance. Most importantly, you’ll have the unique opportunity to serve Veterans every day—an honor that enriches your life, both professionally and personally.

These are just some of the many reasons to consider becoming a VA psychiatrist. Learn more and apply today. You can also visit our careers site for additional information.

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Published on Mar. 14, 2018

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  1. Carmen Valentine April 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    You only hire people with connections with the VA

  2. Jack Offerdahl March 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    At the largest VA Hospital in the country there’s 3 Psychiatrists at the San Diego VA. Where do you get these people? They have to be some of the worst psychiatrist that I have ever met. They’re idiots. Pretty freaking sad that you guys pay people over $200,000 a year just to keep people medicated.

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