As many physicians and surgeons born of the ‘baby boom’ begin to retire, the demand for quality health care services and professionals is expected to grow dramatically. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for physicians and surgeons will increase by 13% from 2016-2026, much faster than its recent pace. This is due in large part to an aging population, with increasing health concerns and demands.

But with expected growth in the career field comes growing pains. According to, frustrations voiced by physicians include the high cost of medical education, the inability to relocate due to state-by-state licensure limitations, and a desire for greater responsibility and career growth.

At VA, we work to alleviate these frustrations. Physicians and surgeons with VA have access to our robust portfolio of benefits, including comprehensive education programs that offer repayment options and loan reimbursements. VA also gives physicians the freedom to practice medicine throughout the nation by issuing valid licensure in all 50 states, so you are always able to relocate.

Best of all, physicians with VA have endless opportunities for growth and the greatest responsibility—caring for our nation’s Veterans. If a rewarding career with VA sounds like the opportunity you need, please browse our open positions and apply today.

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