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VA Partners with Prostate Cancer Foundation to Expand Clinical Research (11/29/2016)

As a national leader in oncology advancement and as the largest integrated healthcare system in the nation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced an important and substantial partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to prevent, screen and promote research to speed the development of treatments and cures for prostate cancer among Veterans. Announcement of the partnership was made during Launch Pad: Pathways to Cancer InnoVAtion, a joint VA/PCF summit held today that brings together world-class oncology experts, corporate and nonprofit partners to discuss research, big data, technology and clinical solutions to advance screening, diagnostics and care coordination for cancer and to promote the implementation of best practices across the VA healthcare system.

VA Lauded by National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for Screening Rates (11/22/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has received Hall of Fame recognition by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCR) for achieving an 82 percent colorectal cancer screening rate, which exceeds the NCCR goal of 80 percent and the national average, which is in the 60 percent range. NCCR was established in 1997 by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations along with invited individuals.

VA Celebrates New Strategic Partnerships on Veterans Day (11/10/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced nine new strategic partnerships that will provide additional health care and support services for Veterans and their families. These new formal relationships are the latest in a series of strategic partnerships developed to bring the private and public sectors together with VA to enhance the Veteran experience.

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25 fastest growing jobs in health care

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:24 +0000

According to U.S. News and World Report, health care employment is on the rise. As the Boomer population ages, the demand for health care professionals is ever-growing. The need for at-home health, residential caregivers, and long-term care facilities are expected to significantly grow as life expectancies rise. As medical technology increases the number of people who recover from serious illness or injury, the number of patients who will require long-term therapy and care are also on the rise.

Here are the 25 fastest growing jobs in the health care field:

  • Orthodontist
  • Dentist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Pediatrician
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Optometrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Speech-language Pathologist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Pharmacist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Chiropractor
  • Respiratory Therapist

And these aren’t the only roles on the rise. As health care systems grow, so does the need for corporate, operational, and administrative support. And as long as technology continues to evolve, IT professionals and digital technicians will also be in demand.

If you’re interested in one of these growing career paths, search our new career listings in your area and connect with our recruiters to discover why a career in health care with VA is right for you.

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