This weekend marks the fifth annual Hire a Veteran Day, a national observance that encourages employers to hire those who once served in the military. Starting in 2017, Hiring Our Heroes set aside July 25 to celebrate the unique advantages of hiring Veterans.
At VA, we already know what Veterans bring to the table. If you’re a Veteran or preparing to transition from the military, you’ll find a home here.
We’re one of the most Veteran-friendly employers in the country, with nearly one-third of our workforce having put on the uniform. The training you received in the military translates perfectly to a career serving other Veterans.
You have skills like leadership, endurance and integrity – and, like us, you know what it means to be dedicated to a cause. Our first and highest commitment is providing Veterans with the highest quality medical care.
Enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside colleagues who share your military background and caring for patients who do as well.
Explore a VA career
Whether or not you have a background in health care, there’s a career at VA for you. And as a Veteran, you’ll often receive priority consideration for job openings.
We’ll help you find a career that’s just right for you. For those preparing to transition to civilian life, our transitioning military personnel initiative offers a pipeline to a rewarding career continuing to serve your country and helping other Veterans get better, faster.
At VA facilities across the nation, we employ Veterans as Intermediate Care Technicians (ICTs), law enforcement officers, custodial workers, medical support assistants, medical supply aides, human resources professionals, and much more.
And with more than 1,200 VA facilities in every state and many U.S. territories, you’ll be able to work in the city, the country, or the suburbs.
Enjoy the rewards
You already receive robust benefits as a Veteran, and the benefits you earn as a VA employee only add to that.
Premium health insurance? Check. Robust retirement? Check. Scholarships and loan repayment? Check and check.
Other benefits include:
- Paid vacation time that begins accruing on your very first day
- Anywhere from 13-26 paid days off your first year
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave
- Option to buy back your military service time and apply it to a civil service FERS pension
- Accommodations that make the workplace accessible
- Flexible work schedules and telecommute options
Work at VA
We treat every day like Hire a Veteran Day at VA. Come pursue a career at one of the most Veteran-friendly employers in the country.