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Physician Assistants

VA is one of the Nation’s largest, most technologically advanced health care systems, providing an extraordinary environment for you to make a big difference in Veterans lives and in your career.

As a physician assistant with VA, you have the opportunity to use your talents in a way that helps improve the lives of those who have unselfishly served our country: our Nation’s Veterans. And, you’re able to do so in a wide range of settings, from inpatient and outpatient areas to remote, community-based hospitals and clinics.

When you join VA as a Physician Assistant, chances are, you’ll serve as the first point of contact for our patients. And you’ll remain an essential part of the care team, often collaborating with physicians well into the treatment cycle.

With over 1,400 U.S. locations, VA gives you the chance to practice virtually anywhere in the Nation—with only one active state license. We also offer:

  • Nationwide job transfer opportunities
  • Competitive salaries and pay differential
  • Generous vacation, personal and sick leave, as well as 10 Federal holidays
  • Stable health and retirement benefits

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  • A bachelor's degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or
  • Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor's degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or
  • Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician.   The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.


As of   March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment.   This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.