5 Health Care Companies Hiring Veterans Right Now

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Lauren Katzenberg

Health care is an expanding field. Due to the recent increase in access to care for Americans, as well as an aging baby boomer population,employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 19% in the next eight years, adding about 2.3 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Veterans of all ranks who possess sales, administrative, public relations, or health care support training and experience will find their skills transferrable to stable, high-paying jobs in most of the country. If you are a transitioning veteran, spouse, or family member looking for your next great health care position, here are five great Hirepurpose partners to consider.

Founded in 1979, Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. It recognizes that employee benefits represent a significant part of an employee's financial security, so it offers a full spectrum of benefit options that best meet your personal situation and lifestyle.

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For those with a background in health care, administration or customer service, Anthem, Inc., has thousands of roles open right now. Anthem is ranked as one of “America’s Most Admired Companies” among health insurers by Fortune Magazine and received the 2016 Military Friendly Employer designation.

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With over 50,000 associates around the globe, B. Braun Medical Inc. is a worldwide health care 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.

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Veterans who served as environmental safety officers, public health specialists, or technicians should explore roles with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a diversified biopharma company that is committed to hiring former service members. The company is always looking for dedicated, bold, focused, and resourceful individuals who have strong leadership skills.

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Pfizer, one of the world’s most innovative providers of health care 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.

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