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Intermediate Care Technician

Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) Careers at VA
Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) Careers at VA

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)
Comparable General Pay Schedule Occupations

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.

Important Notice:

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

Application Requirements:
  • Form DD-214
  • Résumé
  • 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

Intermediate care technician program capitalizes on military training

Please download Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) flyer as an additional point of reference.