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Department of Veterans Affairs: Federal Jobs Overview

The VA administers programs involving health care, pensions, benefits and employment to aid U.S. veterans and their families, runs the veterans’ hospital system and operates our national cemeteries. Recent hiring has focused on attracting qualified health care professionals, claims examiners, and human resources specialists.

Number of Employees


Career Fields

Medical and Public Health
Security and Protection
Administration / Program Management


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Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09)


Top Five Occupations

Registered Nurse (11,321)
Physician (5,174)
Practical Nurse – LPN/VN (4,080)
Certified Nursing Assistant (3,564)
Pharmacist (1,847)

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Current Vacancies

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