Certain positions within the VA health care system require specialized knowledge that can only be obtained through a two-year training program in the VA Technical Career Field (TCF) Program. These full-time training programs include salary, benefits, training, and travel.
|Biomedical Engineer||Industrial Hygiene|
|Biomedical Equipment Support
|Boiler Plant Operator||Office of Compliance & Business Integrity|
|Chief Business Office||Office of Informatics and Analytics|
|Environmental Engineer||Office of Information and Technology|
|Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)||Prosthetic Representative|
|General Engineer||Safety Specialist|
|Health Information Management||Voluntary Management|
|Human Resources Management|
Training for these programs is accomplished under experienced VA professionals known as preceptors. Chosen for their technical expertise and commitment to training, preceptors go through a lengthy application and screening process.
During the final year of training, preceptors work with trainees to find a position that best fits their skills, needs, and circumstances. With more than 150 medical centers and hundreds of clinics nationwide, it is possible that you will need to relocate for a position. All trainees are asked to sign a mobility statement before entering the TCF Program. If relocation is necessary for permanent placement, VA pays for moving expenses.
View the TCF 2015 list of training locations by career field.
For general information about TCF contact VHATCFProgramManager@va.gov.