Over the next five years, approximately 1.5 million military service members will separate from the military. As a growing industry, healthcare may hold job opportunities, especially for entry level allied health positions, that are ideal for military veterans transitioning into the civilian sector. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many veterans, including those with healthcare experience, have difficulties entering civilian healthcare occupations.
This study investigates veterans’ barriers to smooth career transitions into healthcare careers, with a focus on allied health occupations. In addition, this study examines the types of programs and policies designed to assist veterans to overcome barriers in their pursuit of healthcare careers.
This report was produced by the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies. For additional information and resources, visit: depts.washington.edu/fammed/chws/