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VA Hospital Job Overview

Employees at a Veteran Affairs (VA) Hospital are employed by the largest non-profit healthcare entity in the United States. The hospital is run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Cabinet-level agency in the US government. The VA is known for its innovative efficiencies, primarily Vista, a remotely entered electronic medical records system that is used by many other healthcare providers. The employees of a VA hospital have a wide range of job descriptions and expertise.

Daily tasks might include:

  • Performing mental and physical health evaluations
  • Prescribing medications
  • Checking vital signs of patients
  • Performing routine surgeries
  • Counseling for veterans

The VA hospital also prides itself on providing comparable salaries to for-profit companies for highly sought after professions such as surgeons or pharmacists.

VA Hospital Job Education Requirements

Educational requirements vary greatly from job to job. Many support or technical jobs require only a high school degree or some vocational school. Such jobs include maintenance, custodial duties, secretaries, cooks, gardeners and laborers. Other jobs, such as psychologists, nurses, IT professionals, nutritionists and dietitians expect potential candidates to hold a bachelor's degree.

Highly specialized medical professionals need an MD to obtain employment at the VA, just as with any other hospital. Doctors of any kinds are highly sought after at the VA due to competitive salaries from other employers and private practices.

VA Hospital Job Market

The VA Hospital job market is directly tied to the overall healthcare sector. In the next 10 years, the Bureau of Labor projects job growth to increase 25 percent compared to 0.5 percent of non-healthcare markets. The Baby Boomer generation also pushes the need for preventative healthcare and dealing with health problem such as diabetes and obesity.

Older and recent battle conflicts abroad also contribute to the need for healthcare professionals at VA Hospitals, specifically in mental health. Mental illnesses that were formerly ignored, such as PTSD, have come to public attention, thus pushing ex-soldiers towards psychiatry and counseling.

VA Hospital Salary Information

Like other job markets, salary is dependent on education and experience. Jobs that do not require college degrees, such as maintenance workers or janitors can expect to earn about $25,000 a year. Positions that require associate's degrees or certifications, such as an Licensed Practical Nurse, typically start at $30,000 to $35,000. Holders of bachelor's degrees make a higher amount, which is anywhere from $40,000 to $70,000, while doctors make well into six figures.

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Description: There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) We are seeking a knowledgeable, compassionate RN to provide direct care to hospice p...
Description: Position Description: normal"> Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. Positions in this function are responsible for investigating, recovering and resol...
Description: Position Description: normal"> Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. Positions in this function are responsible for investigating, recovering and resol...
If you love working in the OR then this job is for you. Work in the OR unit of a hospital in Northern VA. Located at the very tip top of Virginia, this facility is in a beautiful area of the State with close access to our Nation's Capitol. Circulating experience required, scrubbing ability a plus. Apply now, before this job is gone! Either three 12 hour night shifts, five 8 hour shifts 11:00am t...
There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Dir, Hospital Lab located in Roanoke, VA. Schedule: Monday – Friday *Salary depend...
There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Technician, Speciman - Hospital located in Roanoke, VA. Schedule: 1pm to 11:30pm , ...
There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Technician, Speciman -Hospital - Roanoke, VA. Work Schedule: Mon, Thur, and Fri 6pm...
Get out from behind that desk and spend your days working in a rewarding team environment while making a difference in the lives of others!   Towne Park, one of America’s leading service organizations, is looking for people like you to help us enhance the patient experience.  We are looking for caring, compassionate service professionals to provide assistance to patients, visitors and staff thro...
Get out from behind that desk and spend your days working in a rewarding team environment while making a difference in the lives of others!   Towne Park, one of America’s leading service organizations, is looking for people like you to help us enhance the patient experience.  We are looking for caring, compassionate service professionals to provide assistance to patients, visitors and staff thro...
UNI Healthcare Recruiters Houston, TX
Job Description: UNI is hiring ICU Registered Nurses to start the next batch of 6 month contracts at the VA Hospital in La Jolla, scheduled to start asap! The VA in La Jolla has partnered up with UNI Healthcare Recruiters to hire ICU RNs available to start immediately as well as Registered Nurses available to start as far out as April, 2015. These are full-time openings only (3 12 hr shifts per...
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Richmond, VA
General Medicine Director of Hospital Medicine Division of General Medicine MCV Physicians Richmond, VA Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is seeking a Director of Hospitalist Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine's Division of General Medicine. We are dedicated to the advancement of clinical care, teaching and research missions of the Department of Internal Medicin...
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Richmond, VA
Opportunity Details Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is pleased to announce a partnership with Mary Washington Hospital in a commitment to providing quality care and service excellence in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at one of our satellite locations in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We s...
There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) We are seeking a knowledgeable, compassionate RN to provide direct care to hospice patients in an ...
Location: Richmond, VA Job Category: Sales Jobs Requisition Number: 70083287-50034JC Hospital Account Representative - Richmond, VA-70083287-50034JC Description Hospital Account Representative- Job Description Position Overview Hospital Account Representative with primary responsibility for creating demand and delivering on sales goals through identifying, developing and realizing opportuni...
Seeking ICU RN's for 13 Wk & 1 Yr Contracts in AZ and CA including at the VA Hospitals! Tucson, AZ
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Career Staff Rx Seattle, WA
Hospital Pharmacist - VA Hospital Full Time, Ongoing Contract Overview: VA Outpatient Hospital Contract No Weekends Day Shift Starts ASAP! Duties: Checking for accuracy in prescriptions filled by automated dispensing equipment (Optifil) and prescriptions manually filled by pharmacy technicians, filling prescriptions and providing drug information to patients and health professionals. Scre...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Charlottesville, VA
154722BR Cardiovascular Hospital Account Specialist, Charlottesville, VA PHARMA US GEN MED USA Charlottesville, VA Novartis Pharmaceuticals Sales Cardiovascular and Metabolism Full Time Regular As a global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance ...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Richmond, VA
154723BR Cardiovascular Hospital Account Specialist, Richmond, VA PHARMA US GEN MED USA Richmond, VA Novartis Pharmaceuticals Sales Cardiovascular and Metabolism Full Time Regular As a global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people....
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Norfolk, VA
154705BR Cardiovascular Hospital Account Specialist, Norfolk, VA PHARMA US GEN MED USA Norfolk, VA Novartis Pharmaceuticals Sales Cardiovascular and Metabolism Full Time Regular As a global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. A...
As a global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, ...

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33.3%
Bachelor's
33.3%
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Associates
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Master's
11.1%
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