Get Hired in Healthcare: An Online Guide for Student Veterans

From military-friendly degree programs to acing hospital interviews, learn how to transition from active service member to healthcare professional.

You serve your community, your country, your unit. You battle time constraints, solve problems, and lead with determination and grit during emergencies. You’re part of a team, you put the lives of others ahead of your own, and you make a difference to those around you. While this holds true for many of our military servicemembers, it also applies to professionals on the front lines of healthcare.

In 2016 and 2017, ranked the top employment opportunities for military veterans. Of the 15 careers profiled across those two years, four (registered nurse, nurse practitioner, mental health counselor, and physical therapist) were in healthcare. And according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), careers in healthcare are expected to grow 18% between 2016 and 2026. What does this mean for veterans? Career opportunity. The following guide helps veterans of all services get hired in healthcare, from identifying the right career and educational paths to marketing themselves and nailing interviews. Ready to help people heal?

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