Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VA Careers

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

Physician Jobs

Advancing the Science of Medicine
Physicians Careers at VA
Access to the Latest Technology
Having the latest technology at VA improves my patients' outcomes and helps with our innovative research projects.
Groundbreaking Research
The complexity of cases our team treats leads to pioneering research, such as medical pathways for polytraumas, with the help of intramural funding.
Growing My Career
There are so many opportunities at VA, from advanced fellowships to mentorship from my peers. I’m building the skills that will launch my career.
People, Not Paperwork
Now that I don’t have to deal with insurance companies, I can focus on my patients, not paperwork.
Supporting My Life
From generous vacation time to help with my loans, VA has benefits that fit my life. I also don’t need malpractice insurance at VA, so I keep more of what I earn.
Openings In Your Area
State where jobsearch will be located
868
Open physician positions
near you.
Click to begin job search
Search Physician Openings
gray tooltip
Time for action. Join VA.

image of close button
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
We can help you find a position that fits your skills and lifestyle, with personalized support that will advance your career.
man smiling at possible client

Discuss your career with one of our recruiters and discover what VA can offer you.

small contact iconCONTACT A RECRUITER

small information iconWHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Take a Closer look banner image
Advanced Trainging image banner
Veterans have different care needs from polytrauma to #PTSD. We need the best to care for our bravest. 1.usa.gov/1lzOPuV #WorkAtVA
small twitter iconTWEET THIS
Career Milestones
Early
Gain the skills and benefits that define your career.
icon to open up early career carousel
masked physicians examining a patient
close button icon
Can I find a place to grow?
Whether you are looking for new experiences with our Locum Tenens Program or ready to learn a subspecialty through our Advanced Fellowships, our focus on your career and personal development is what makes VA unlike any other health care system. LEARN MORE
Will my compensation be competitive?
In addition to comparable pay, we offer a collection of benefits not found in the private sector, such as generous loan repayment benefits and 26 vacation days when you join our team. LEARN MORE
How will I tackle my student loans?
Medical school is expensive, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying back student loans. That’s why we help you pay down your debt. We want you to focus on our patients, not your loans. LEARN MORE
Will I get to work on interesting cases?
Veterans are a unique patient population, with illnesses and injuries most physicians will never get to treat. From primary care physicians to subspecialists, our patients present a challenging practice environment for any physician.
Mid
Develop your career while expanding your skills.
start now icon
Patient being prepped for scan
close X button
How is working at VA different from private practice?
You don’t need malpractice insurance at VA. Freeing up more of your time and money. Also, physicians can practice in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with only one active state license. LEARN MORE
How can I develop as a leader?
We’re always looking for new leaders. Physicians can take full advantage of our educational support and leadership training programs. LEARN MORE
How can I gain recognition in my field?
With our unique patient base, the latest medical equipment, and new facilities, our groundbreaking research would be impossible to perform anywhere else. Last year alone, our staff was published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature.
How can I balance work with raising a family?
Practicing medicine is important, but not as important as your family. We believe in a strong work/life balance for our physicians. That’s why we have generous vacation time for our physicians, as well as a more predictable work schedule. LEARN MORE
Advanced
Build on a lifetime of experence.
start now icon
Two VA physicians having a disucssion
X icon respresenting close
Will I be able to lead research?
VA is one of the largest clinical research organizations in the U.S., conducting more than 10,000 studies across the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our intramural funding allows our physicians to develop studies that will most help their patients.
Can I help train a new generation of physicians?
We have always had a strong culture of mentorship and support. With years of experience, we encourage all of our senior staff members to give back to the next generation of physicians.
Will I have the opportunity to move into administration?
Yes, we pride ourselves on being an organization that grows with you. We encourage all of our senior staff to go through in-house training, continuing education, and formal development programs to guide your career. LEARN MORE
How are VA retirement benefits?
Our benefits will help ensure retirement is everything you want it to be. VA employees are covered by the Federal Retirement System (FERS), which includes Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). LEARN MORE