Allied Clinical Care Providers

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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

If you are interested in becoming an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, please note that applications for specific professions are accepted based on the current needs of the Corps. Please visit our How to Apply page for updates on which professions are currently being accepted.

Allied clinical care provider officers in the Commissioned Corps represent a broad range of disciplines, which include Clinical Psychology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Technology, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). They are a vital part of the health care team, providing direct patient care, diagnostic services, research, administrative functions, and fill many roles critical to creating and sustaining successful public health programs. You will have opportunities to advance your career while performing much-needed public health work in underserved communities throughout the Nation and the world. As part of a national team of committed health care professionals, you’ll enjoy leadership opportunities, excellent benefits, and work/life balance, all while improving the health of the Nation.

Salary and Benefits

For the most part, Commissioned Corps officers enjoy the same benefits as their counterparts in their sister uniform services. Among the many benefits officers receive are:

  • Competitive starting pay that increases with promotions and years of service
  • Loan repayment potential
  • Health care and dental care for officers at no cost
  • Low-cost health care and dental care for your family
  • Healthcare benefits continue during retirement
  • Low-cost group life insurance
  • Thirty days of paid vacation per year – beginning the first year
  • Paid sick leave, maternity leave, and Federal holidays
  •  Retirement plan with benefits eligibility beginning after 20 years of service
  • Thrift Savings Plan (retirement saving and investment plan similar to 401(k))