Information is critical to diagnosing an illness. While advancements in science and technology offer many ways to get that data, it takes medical instrument technicians to manage the machines that provide this information.

Without their expertise, the fight to heal Veterans would be much more complicated. This month, to celebrate VHA’s 75th  anniversary, we’re turning the spotlight on this critically needed position at VA.

Critical need

Because of their specialized skillsets, VA needs medical instrument technicians around the country.

From hospitals in Florida to New Jersey, from San Antonio to Louisville, and everywhere in between, our facilities are looking for medical instrument technicians to join teams assisting Veterans.

Right now, there are nearly 200 vacancies for this role throughout the U.S., offering a range of options to prospective candidates.

Technical specialists with flexible focus

Medical instrument technicians are often found working their technical magic in specialized suites dedicated to their chosen specialization, whether it is diagnostic ultrasound, gastroenterology, electrocardiography, polysomnography or hemodialysis, among others.

However, these technicians can just as easily work in patient wards, the ICU, the emergency room or even operating rooms. That makes this job one of the most visible roles in the hospital system, and one of the most demanding.

In addition to their technical knowledge, medical instrument technicians must also be able to display an array of competencies in their daily interactions with hospital patients. A strong knowledge of medical data, physiology, chemistry, human anatomy, physics and pharmacology serves these specialists well as they perform their duties.

Without medical instrument technicians, physicians would have far less information at their disposal with which to make a diagnosis.

Benefits beyond a paycheck

Beyond career mobility, working at VA offers other perks, as well. While caring for others, you can be assured your own needs will be covered. We offer:

  • Bountiful health insurance (including vision and dental)
  • Life and long-term care insurance
  • Student loan reimbursement
  • Continuing education
  • Generous retirement savings

We also provide flexible scheduling, a competitive leave plan, and paid time off for new parents.

Work at VA

If you want to put your specialized skills to good use in an environment dedicated to helping our Veterans, look no further.

NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at

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Published on Sep. 3, 2021

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