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Build a better career as a healthcare engineer at VA

Healthcare engineers at VA work alongside a mix of employees—including physicians, nurses, researchers, and leadership—to ensure health care can be delivered smoothly to our Veterans.

No matter your field of specialization, you’ll find a VA career for you. We employ healthcare engineers throughout the country in:

  • Construction
  • Utilities
  • Building and building equipment maintenance
  • Fire and safety systems
  • Space utilization
  • Program management

In addition to putting your expertise to good use, healthcare engineer jobs at VA offer access to opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. We make these investments in you and your career, because we know that you’ll bring your best in service to Veterans every day.

Education support

For Veterans and transitioning military personnel interested in becoming engineers, VA can offer support in the form of the Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship.

This scholarship gives Veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill or dependents using the Fry Scholarship the opportunity to use an additional 9 months (or $30,000) of benefits beyond their original entitlement. These benefits can be used to complete an undergraduate or dual-degree STEM program, certain clinical training programs in the health care field, or to earn a teaching certification if you have a post-secondary degree in a STEM field.

Some healthcare engineer positions also qualify for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), which has helped more than 20,000 of our employees repay their student loans faster.

EDRP offers loan repayment to those working in some of our hardest-to-fill direct patient care positions. For physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, psychologists and more, EDRP provides up to $40,000 a year—or $200,000 over a 5-year period.

These funds are tax-free and, unlike some of our other programs, don’t require a mandatory service agreement. If you choose to leave VA before your 5 years are up, you don’t have to pay back any of the funds you’ve received.

Employment benefits

Beyond our education support opportunities, you’ll have access to a number of employment benefits that can set you up for success and help you make the most of your engineering expertise. At VA, we offer:

  • Up to 26 days of paid leave, 13 sick days annually, and 11 paid federal holidays each year, as well as 12 weeks of parental leave
  • Federal insurance programs and a variety of plans that all cover preexisting conditions, with 75% of health premiums paid by us
  • The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which allows you to tax-defer a portion of your income each year, similar to a 401(k), with an automatic 1% government contribution

Ongoing career development

For employees in all phases of their career—from entry-level through senior leadership—the Institute for Learning, Education and Development (ILEAD) is available to assist with your journey within VA, providing training and development opportunities that will get you where you want to go.

ILEAD partners with program offices, field leaders, and stakeholders to grow a strong, steady pipeline of future leaders ready to fill critical roles. ILEAD supports our mission to care for Veterans by providing you with exceptional education and development throughout your career life cycle.

You will also find almost limitless peer support here at VA. As the largest health care provider in the country, we provide a network of resources unmatched in any other area of health care. Through this network, you’ll find many colleagues you can lean on for advice or input.

Work at VA

Your talents can play a valuable role in our mission to provide the best care to Veterans. Joining our team as a healthcare engineer will start you on the path to a rewarding and worthwhile career.

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