Intermediate Care Technician
You’ve had the training; you’ve applied it to help our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. Now, let’s put that to use for our Veterans.
The Intermediate Care Technician program is a new career track designed to help Army medics, Air Force medical technicians and Navy and Coast Guard hospital corpsmen from the enlisted ranks capitalize on their experience and continue working and progressing in the medical field with VHA.
That valuable training you’ve already received in the military, roughly equivalent to a second-year medical resident, can be applied to your career goals, without the need to repeat training or licensure requirements after transitioning (special certifications may be needed based on specific requirements of the job you’re interested in). Qualifying training programs include, but are not limited to:
- Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program
- Army Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic)
- Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician
- Navy Independent Duty Corpsman
- Army and Navy Cardiovascular Technician
- Air Force and Army Ophthalmic Technician
- Army, Air Force, Navy Orthopedic Specialty Technician
- Army, Air Force, Navy Surgical Technologist
There are several military occupational codes that may qualify you for positions in VA healthcare:
- Army Military Occupational Specialty 68 for enlisted soldiers (68A, 68D, 68G, 68H, 68J, 68K, 68M, 68P, 68Q, 68S, 68V, 68W, 68X)
- Navy/Marine Corps enlisted in the general rating category of Hospital Corpsman (HM)
- Air Force Specialty (or AFSC group) for medical and dental occupations (4A, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4H, 4J, 4M, 4N, 4P, 4R, 4T, 4V)
GS-601: Cytotechnologist, Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Registered Respiratory Specialist
GS-636: Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant
GS-640: Surgical Technician, Clinical Dietetic Tech, Dietetic Tech, Health Technician (Dietetic), Surgical Technician, Health Technician, Health Technician (Optician), Health Technician (Urology), Mental Health Associate, Orthopedic Technician
GS-645: Medical Lab Technician
GS-646: Histopathology Technician
GS-647: Diagnostic Radiologic Tech
GS-649: Medical Instrument Technician
GS-622: Medical Supply Technician
GS-661: Pharmacy Technician
This list is not intended to indicate a direct qualifying link, nor does it include all possibilities. You may qualify for other VHA health care occupations based on your education and required certifications.
If you served as a Behavioral Health Specialist in the Army, Behavioral Health Technician in Navy, or as a Mental Health Service Apprentice in the Air Force, please contact the Acting ICT Program Director, Joseph Colon.
Positions are available in multiple occupational specialty areas in VA hospitals across the U.S. View Here
- Form DD-214
- Transcripts: Official METC transcripts may be ordered by contacting the METC Registrar. Official transcripts for training outside of METC may be ordered by contacting your respective military branch
Please download Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) flyer as an additional point of reference.