5 Job Opportunities In The Private Sector Focused On Health Care

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks

Editor’s Note: The following article highlights job listings from Hirepurpose clients that are committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community. Learn more here.

Health care is a broad field that touches the lives of every person, every day. As you make the transition from military to civilian life, you may be aware of the increasing demand for doctors or nurses, but are less aware of the range opportunities that exist in the areas of administration, logistics, information technology and research. These non direct-care jobs require varying skill sets and are vital to making sure that people are happy and healthy.

Veterans who have worked in or around hospitals and clinics, in any type of medical support or administrative role, will want to explore these exciting jobs that are available through Hirepurpose partner companies.

1. Medical cost analyst in Houston, Texas, with option to work remotely

This position with Aetna, a global healthcare solutions provider with a solid track-record of hiring those who have served, focuses on providing patients and medical business units with the information they need to make sound financial and business decisions. Veterans and family members who have an aptitude for numbers and are comfortable with financial reporting, data analytics, and business modeling will feel comfortable in this role. The position provides significant geographic flexibility, as the work can be performed remotely from anywhere.

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2. E-commerce tech support representative in Fort Worth, Texas

McKesson, the oldest and largest healthcare services company in the nation, is looking for a dynamic e-commerce technical support representative to join their team. McKesson has been recognized as a military-friendly employer by G.I. jobs and utilizes veterans at every level of their organization. Former military members who proudly served in information technology specialties such as data system specialist, information technology specialist, tactical network specialist, or information systems technician will find their skills transferrable to this position. A familiarity with windows computer systems and proficiency with Java, Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Office Suite programs are required for this role.

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3. Logistics operator in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Those veterans who spent time working in the areas of medical logistics or supply will definitely want to look at this exciting job with Pfizer. Committed to the military community, the organization has robust a veterans recruiting program and supports many military causes through their community partnership initiative. If you know your way around a warehouse, have a familiarity with materials movement and tracking systems, and have the ability to find solutions to complex problems, you would be an ideal candidate for this job.

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4. Medical assistant in Rome, Georgia

Medical assistants perform vital administrative and simple patient care functions in hospitals, clinics, and private practices. This opening with Hospital Corporation of America is perfect for veterans or family members who have knowledge of medical records management, medical practices, and patient care. HCA is a proud member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and places a high value on the many qualities that are indicative of military service. Those who worked as hospital corpsman, medical records specialists, health services administrative assistants, or in a similar specialties will find themselves at home in this position.

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5. Engineer, process development in Duluth, Georgia

Service members of all ranks who find engineering, chemistry, and statistics a breeze would be well-matched to this position with one of the world’s leading eye-care companies, Alcon. This job focuses on the goal of assisting in process development and improvement to contact lens manufacturing platforms. As the employer of over 25,000 people around the world, Alcon engages and develops veterans as an important part of their team. Ideal candidates for this role will have a bachelor’s degree in engineering as well as the desire to help people by developing new technologies and processes. If you are an analytical and creative thinker with a knack for manufacturing design, you will definitely want to check this job out.

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