WASHINGTON, D.C. - Veterans Affairs hospitals and facilities across the country have almost 2,000 openings for health care professionals, but they’re struggling to fill the jobs because a lot of nurses and doctors aren’t interested.
Nurses salaries at VA hospitals are competitive, according to 2012 BLS data. But it’s the red tape that makes the jobs less appealing, especially when the difference in wages is only a few thousand dollars a year.
For physicians, the difference in pay is a huge factor.
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