Government Employment Update
The federal sector hired 162,839 new federal employees nationwide and overseas
in 2013. Almost a third, 31 percent, were veterans. The
Department of Defense and the
Veterans Administration were the two largest
hiring agencies. The Affordable
Health Care Act includes over 100 new regulatory agencies and commissions and
more federal regulators will be needed to administer new EPA and OSHA
regulations and to manage the many other federal programs that have been
implemented by the current administration. Immigration reform will potentially
increase hiring of Border Patrol Agents and Customs Officers. Even with the
projected growth and hiring some agencies continue to offer voluntary early
retirements to address
There is considerable competition for anyone seeking federal employment
and those interested in working for Uncle Sam must develop a professional
federal style resume and application to
remain competitive and start the process early to improve their chances of success.
Healthcare Jobs / Medical Jobs / Hospital
Jobs / VA Jobs
Page updated 10/27/2014
Many additional federal medical jobs will be advertised as a result of
the new law passed to improve veteran's health care services. Veterans
were forced to wait extended periods for appointments and the VA will be
hiring to fill the gap and to improve services across the country.
The VA staffs 153 medical centers, 135 nursing
homes, over 900 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics,
Veterans centers at 232 locations, 47 counseling centers, and 108
home-care programs. These facilities are located nationwide including the
District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. They are also the largest
employer of Federal Nursing Jobs in this country. The VA states that. "over 7.9
million Veterans, family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA
health system, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year.
Currently, annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60
million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000
health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to
deliver those patient services daily."
There are also many health care jobs throughout government including
with the Bureau of Prisons at
their 153 correctional facilities around the country and with most other
agencies in clinics or at research facilities.
The federal government employs over 208,000 dental, medical, hospital and
public health specialists and physicians nationwide and internationally in
all agencies. The VA, the largest health care provider in government, has a
$41 billion dollar budget serving 6 million people including 600,000
hospitalizations with millions of outpatient visits each year.
Health Care Jobs Menu
Job seekers have many job opportunities today to explore in the healthcare
industry. Many of the fastest growing occupations are concentrated in the health
services field, which is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade.
Contributing factors include the aging population, which will require more
services, and the increased use of innovative medical technology for intensive
diagnosis and treatment. The number of older Americans will grow substantially
due to the aging of the baby boomer generation. The Veterans Administration is
hiring many more healthcare specialists to better serve our veterans and no
matter what paper or website you visit health care jobs are plentiful.
Job opportunities aren't limited to traditional healthcare occupations.
Healthcare providers and institutions require thousands of auditors,
accountants, personnel and IT specialists, and the entire gambit of support
ocupations required by any large organization. Part time employment is also
increasing in fields like home care and oher occupations.
To explore ALL options in government and the private sectors we provide
comprehensive healthcare job listings plus we link you
to 141 federal
recruiting sites. Many agencies hire medical workers for specific functions.
For example, the Federal Aviation Administration employs flight surgeons,
nurses, and drug testing personnel. The largest health care provider is the
Veterans Administration which hires all health care occupations. You will also
find health care jobs at military installations worldwide, Health and Human
Resources operates health care clinics at Indian reservations, and the
Department of Justice staffs medical facilities at federal prisons.
It is misleading to assume that a standard resume will land you a job with
Uncle Sam. Most private industry resumes are loosely structured and simply
introduce the applicant to the company. Follow our resume
guidance on this site and additional information and numerous resume
examples are included in Chapter Six of The Book of
U.S. Government Jobs. These resources will help you write a successful
applications and resume. The application is one of the keys to successfully
landing a federal job. You must write a professional application and federal
style resume and develop job search strategies that work. This web site and The
Book of U.S. Government Jobs will help you achieve those goals.
It is important to remember that YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION.
Most agencies offer online resume builders. Draft your resume off line and copy
and paste it into the resume builder to insure you included all information and
that you tailored your resume to the actual job announcement that you are
applying for. If you don't include all required information as stated on the job
announcement, your application may be rejected or at the very least you will
loose valuable rating points.
Explore and apply for all job vacancies
in the government and private sectors to improve you chance of employment.
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