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We currently have 5 open jobs at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We've calculated that the average salary at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is $41K based on 1,055 user-submitted salaries A total of 94 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees gave U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs an average happiness rating of 3.7 out of 5.0.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs can trace its roots back to 1636 when the Plymouth Colony promised to take care of injured soldiers who fought in the war with the Pequot Indians. The next major development took place in 1776 when the Continental Congress provided pensions for disabled soldiers. In 1811, veterans’ homes and medical facilities were created by the Federal Government.

The 19th Century saw benefits and pensions for the widows and dependents of veterans. After the civil war, veterans were treated for any medical condition whether it was related to military service or not. The formal Veterans Affairs department known today was created in 1930. Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs has 800 outpatient clinics, 152 hospitals, 35 group homes and 126 nursing home facilities. The Department is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs offers careers for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, mental health professionals, health care administrators and support personnel. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers benefits that are not available in the private sector. For example, employees with ten or more years of service are eligible for retirement benefits. If employees become disabled after 18 months of employment, they are eligible for long term disability.

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