Rural America is a huge part of our organization. In fact, more than 40 percent of our patients live in rural areas, which amounts to approximately 3 million Veterans relying on VA’s care. To meet their various needs, it’s important for all of our medical centers and outpatient clinics to find talented occupational therapists (OTs) who are ready to join our small-town teams.

OTs working at these locations enjoy the same benefits as they would at any other VA facility, from access to advanced technology to generous paid time off to excellent health, life and retirement packages. What’s more, there are several advantages that generally come with living in smaller markets instead of an urban community, such as:

  • Lower housing costs
  • Less traffic and pollution
  • A slower pace of life and less stress
  • A greater feeling of safety and security

If this sounds like your kind of lifestyle, we encourage you to pursue one of our open positions. As the nation’s largest employer of occupational therapists, VA provides a wide range of opportunities across the continuum of clinical care practice settings, including:

  • Acute Care
  • Assistive Technology
  • Ergonomics
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Community-Based Care
  • Hand Therapy
  • Home Care
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pain Management
  • Polytrauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Rheumatology
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Women’s Health


To explore our available roles, visit our careers site today

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