5 Companies That Will Make You Want to Work In Health Care And Pharmaceuticals

Tech. Sgt. Flordeliza Sia, 99th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, refills a prescription at the satellite pharmacy on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 17, 2015. The satellite pharmacy, which is staffed by 18 pharmacists, 50 technicians and approximately 30 volunteers, fills approximately 3,500 prescriptions a day.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

If you are not a doctor, nurse or hospital administrator, you may not have taken a close look at the healthcare industry as an option for your next career. Just like many organizations, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies offer a large range of opportunity for veterans who are in transition from military to civilian life, no matter what your occupational specialty may be. From customer service to supply, hospitals, wellness companies, pharmacies and pharmaceutical developers and manufacturers need support staff, veterans with specialty skills and business leaders to be successful. Maintenance technicians, operations and business managers, supply technicians and engineers and more are needed to keep these businesses on top of their game.

Hirepurpose is happy to work with many companies that have not only been named leaders in the healthcare and wellness fields, but who also maintain cultures of military-friendliness. Here are five Hirepurpose partners with openings that you may want to check out today.

Mechanics, maintenance, logistics, sales, laboratory, and manufacturing positions with Pfizer

Pfizer, one of the world’s most innovative providers of healthcare solutions, is looking for veterans to fill a variety of roles within its company. Its values of leadership, commitment, and service have created a deep dedication to the success of its veteran associates through veterans resource groups. As a participant in the Veterans Jobs Mission, Pfizer has pledged to hire and develop those who have served. Pfizer currently has 315 full-time jobs available in locations from New York to California, with specialties such as maintenance, facilities, laboratory technicians, manufacturing, customer support, logistics, sales, account management, supply, and more. Education requirements vary based on the job opening, with some requiring as little as a high school diploma and others requiring a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Lucrative account sales positions offer great benefits and require a bachelor’s degree, the ability to travel and at least one year of sales, healthcare, or military experience.

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Finance, information technology, sales, human resources, and supply positions with Johnson & Johnson

Based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson is not only a household name, but includes a family of over 250 companies that are dedicated to producing products and services that improve the health and well-being of people. Johnson & Johnson has demonstrated its commitment to the military community through its support of causes such as Hiring Our Heroes, Fisher House, and Operation Gratitude. From finance to human resources, marketing to supply chain management, it currently has many full and part-time positions available that would be great matches for veterans who served as logistics or supply technicians, operations officers, information technology specialists, finance specialists or officers, personnel clerks, public relations specialists or recruiters. Johnson & Johnson also offers a number of internship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students in biochemical engineering, business management, and supply chain management.

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Sales, maintenance, and technicians positions with Merck

If you are a military veteran or family member with experience in working in hospital administration, facilities or equipment maintenance, sales, or laboratory science, then you will want to explore the positions that Merck has open today. Merck is a leader in the healthcare space and known as a great organization for service members and their spouses to work for. The company is a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member and has been recognized for its military-friendly policies by the Military Times and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. It offers entry-level to executive positions in many desirable locations like Massachusetts, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The requirements vary by role; however, great communications skills, the ability to analyze data and make informed decisions, and the willingness to learn will give candidates a leg up in the hiring process.

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Pharmacy, nursing, administration, information technology, manufacturing, management, and roles with B. Braun

With over 50,000 associates around the globe, B. Braun Medical Inc. is a worldwide healthcare supplier with a reputation of being a great supporter of the military, veterans, and their family members. B. Braun has also been recognized as one of the top 25 “Best Places to Work” by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine. The company has a need for veterans with experience in pharmacy and health care, maintenance, supply, logistics, sales and administration. Veterans of all ranks and backgrounds will want to take a look, as B. Braun has all types of jobs and paid internships open right now. Those looking for entry-level positions will want to look at roles like general manufacturing assistant or utility worker, which require a high school diploma and one year of experience. Candidates with specialized engineering, computer science, pharmacy, business, and nursing degrees will also find positions suited to their expertise as well.

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Maintenance, logistics, information technology, and retail management and customer service roles with CVS Health

CVS Health, a pharmacy innovation company, is looking for veterans to join its team in many exciting locations across the country. If your time in the military provided you with training and experience in the fields of information technology, operations, logistics, administration, supply, personnel, customer service, or finance then you will be able to find an opening that might be a good fit for you. CVS values the skills and leadership that former service members have to offer and has a robust veterans recruiting program. The company is recognized as one of the top employers of military, veterans, and their families by organizations such as DiversityInc, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the secretary of Defense. Its partnerships with universities nationwide recruit exceptional students to participate as interns in retail management, learning the business from the ground up while receiving on-the-job training.

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