Veteran vocational rehabilitation programs help disabled veterans find steady income and stable housing. Employment is strongly correlated with mental health, so vocational rehabilitation is important to a veteran’s overall health and well-being.
But what types of jobs do veterans obtain through these programs? What type of work is available to veterans trying to get back on their feet?
We’ve compiled this list of jobs to give you an idea.
Veteran rehabilitation jobs
When a veteran joins the VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program or a similar program, they’ll have access to jobs in many different industries, including:
- Business and finance.
- Science and technology.
- Food and hospitality.
Ultimately, it’s up to the veteran which industry they choose. The job they obtain depends on the skills and experience they bring to the table, or the skills they build during the VR&E program.
Veteran vocational rehabilitation tracks
The VR&E program has a few different “tracks” that participants can choose from depending on their needs and goals. A veteran’s track may impact the job they earn at the end of the program.
The tracks are as follows:
- Reemployment track — This program is for veterans who have lost work and need to rehabilitate in order to return to their former jobs.
- Rapid Access to Employment track — This program places veterans into jobs for which they currently qualify.
- Self-Employment track — This program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities start their own businesses.
- Employment Through Long-Term Services track — This program helps veterans acquire the skills and experience necessary to work in a new field of their choice.
- Independent Living track — This program is for veterans who can’t currently return to work but want to live as independently as possible.
Again, job options vary depending on the program a veteran enrolls in. The Employment Through Long-Term Services track offers the widest selection of jobs, as participants are only limited by their interests and willingness to learn. The Reemployment and Rapid Access to Employment tracks are more limited in terms of job opportunities, as participants utilize their existing skills.
Valor Healthcare helps veterans get back to work by providing quality healthcare
Valor Healthcare is a veteran-founded healthcare organization. We aim to provide whole healthcare services to veterans and other patriots. We are the largest contracted provider of outpatient healthcare services for veterans and take pride in delivering world-class services. We were one of the first community-based outpatient clinics to be accredited for ambulatory care by the Joint Commission and continue to focus on quality across all our lines of business.
Valor Healthcare is a team made up of veterans and leading clinicians. We are passionate about making resources available to those who have served our country. Valor was first established in 2004, when an Army veteran and a Navy veteran joined together to create something they both believed in — good-quality outpatient care for veterans.
Interested in the types of services a veteran-focused health consultant company can provide? We specialize in each of the following:
- Outpatient clinic operations.
- Occupational health.
- Behavioral health.
- Population health.
- Value-added services.
Would you benefit from vocational rehabilitation or any of the services listed above? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for guidance. Valor Healthcare partners with public and private medical clinics to bring high-quality healthcare to American veterans. Partner with us to give your patients access to data-driven, 21st-century care.