5 Health Care Companies Hiring Veterans Right Now

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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Wood, a healthcare specialists with the 82nd Airborne Division, gives a thumbs-up to the pilots of an EC-135 helicopter while transporting a simulated casualty on a medical litter during this year’s Central Accord exercise in Libreville, Gabon on June 16, 2016.
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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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New London — Retired four-star general John Kelly said that as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, he pushed back against the proposal to deploy U.S. troops to the southern border, arguing at the time that active-duty U.S. military personnel typically don't deploy or operate domestically.

"We don't like it," Kelly said in remarks at the Coast Guard Academy on Thursday night. "We see that as someone else's job meaning law enforcement."

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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

Yemen's Houthi rebel group, part of a regional network of militants backed by Iran, claims to be behind the drone strikes on two Saudi oil facilities that have the potential to disrupt global oil supplies.

A report from the United Nations Security Council published in January suggests that Houthi forces have obtained more powerful drone weaponry than what was previously available to them, and that the newer drones have the capability to travel greater distances and inflict more harm.

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Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

The U.S. Air Force has selected two companies to make an extreme cold-weather boot for pilots as part of a long-term effort to better protect aviators from frostbite in emergencies.

In August the service awarded a contract worth up to $4.75 million to be split between Propel LLC and the Belleville Boot Company for boots designed keep pilots' feet warm in temperatures as low as -20 Fahrenheit without the bulk of existing extreme cold weather boots, according to Debra McLean, acquisition program manager for Clothing & Textiles Domain at Air Force Life Cycle Management Command's Agile Combat Support/Human Systems Division.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran rejected accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting world energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles.

Yemen's Houthi group claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks that knocked out more than half of Saudi oil output or more than 5% of global supply, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the assault was the work of Iran, a Houthi ally.

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Maj. Matthew Golsteyn in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Philip Stackhouse.)

Nearly a decade after he allegedly murdered an unarmed Afghan civilian during a 2010 deployment, the case of Army Maj. Matthew Golsteyn is finally going to trial.

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