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Careers in the Military Health System

Welcome Job Seekers!

Choosing a career with the Military Health System (MHS) is a great way for professionals to serve our nation. Opportunities exist in medicine, dentistry, nursing, mental health, allied health professions, administration, research and numerous technical fields. Each of our military hospitals and clinics offer exciting and rewarding opportunities.

  • As a civilian employee you'll get excellent work-life benefits to include competitive salaries, and health and life insurance.  Many jobs also include flexible work schedules. 
  • If you're experienced and meet the appropriate certification requirements in your field, we need your expertise. Entry-level jobs are also available for select positions across the United States.
  • The Army, Navy, and Air Force have received expedited hiring authority to shorten the often long government hiring process for certain critical health positions. 

Visit the sites below to explore career opportunities, and join us in the great mission to care for America’s service members and their families!

  • Please click Hot Jobs for top mission-critical occupations and brief job summaries for other medical positions with the MHS.
  • Visit USAJOBSGoes to the USA JOBS website, the database for all government jobs. You can search health vacancies for your desired position and location.

The Defense Health Agency Needs Nurses!

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Military Spouse Noncompetitive Appointing Authority

Getting a federal job as a military spouse has become easier. Effective September 2009, Executive Order 13473Opens the PDF on the GPO Website gives agencies the option to hire qualified military spouses without going through the competitive process. To get you started check out the links below:


The following web-sites provide Veteran-related resources for Veterans, transitioning Service Members and family members. Veterans can be given preference during the hiring process. To learn more, visit the links below:

Wounded Warriors

Transitioning back to civilian life can be challenging. One of the steps you may consider after returning home is finding a job. While seeking employment may seem overwhelming, there are resources to assist you in your search. To get you started, click on the links below to learn more about possible career opportunities.

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Last Updated: May 01, 2023
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