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Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs

Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs

The healthcare industry is expanding at an impressive rate, and many of the estimated 3.6 million new jobs will be in the government sector. The federal government already employs hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals in a variety of departments from Veterans’ Affairs to Nutrition Policy to Health and Human Services.

Working for the federal government has plenty of perks and benefits. Plus, pay is stable and opportunities for advancement are plentiful. Healthcare professionals can also find employment in many different areas, as well as in locations across the US and abroad.

Government jobs are identified by a complex numbering system made up of the position’s level and qualification standards. Known as the General Schedule (GS) Payscale, these identification numbers are useful when identifying what you can make in your job with a specific level of education. GS levels are also broken down by education, GS-1 (No High School Diploma) through GS-12 (Ph.D. or Equivalent Doctorate or Advanced Law Degree). It is important to understand what GS level you fall under, as many jobs will have a minimum requirement.

General Health Science Series

Medical Officer Series

Physician’s Assistant Series

Nurse Series

Practical Nurse Series

Nursing Assistant Series

Dietitian and Nutritionist Series

Occupational Therapist Series

Physical Therapist Series

Health Aide and Technician Series

Nuclear Medicine Technician Series

Medical Technologist Series

Medical Technician Series

Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Series

Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist Series

Respiratory Therapist Series

Pharmacist Series

Pharmacy Technician Series

Speech Pathology and Audiology Series

Medical Records Administration Series

Health System Administration Series

Medical Records Technician Series

Medical Support Assistance Series

Dental Officer Series

Dental Assistant Series

Dental Hygiene Series

Dental Laboratory Aide and Technician Series

Public Health Program Specialist Series

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