Health Care Careers

Health Care Job Opportunities

There are many health care jobs currently available in Loudoun County:

  • Full-time, part-time, and on-call status positions.
  • Pay rates start at $13.00/hour. 
  • Benefits include sign-on bonuses, COVID-19 incentives and personal protective equipment.
  • Some positions require previous experience while others are willing to train on site.

Employers with Open Positions

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In-Demand Careers

Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care.
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes. Most work full time.
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses must complete a state-approved educational program, which typically takes about 1 year to complete. They must be licensed.
  • Learn how to become an LPN or LVN.

Personal Care Aides and Home Health Aides

  • Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities.
  • Home health aides and personal care aides work in a variety of settings, including clients’ homes, group homes, and day services programs.
  • Home health aides and personal care aides typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, though some positions do not require it. Those working in certified home health or hospice agencies must complete formal training and pass a standardized test.
  • Learn how to become a personal care aide or home health aide.

Nursing Assistants

  • Nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. 
  • Most nursing assistants work in nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals. They are physically active and may need to help lift or move patients.
  • Nursing assistants often need to complete a state-approved education program and pass their state’s competency exam to become licensed or certified. Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma.
  • Also known as: Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nurses’ Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA).
  • Learn how to become a nursing assistant.

Explore Careers

Learn more about various careers in health care: 

  • Explore the many occupations in the health care field to include the nature of work, average earnings and career profiles.   
  • Careeronestop: View videos on health science careers that include career details such as tasks, work settings, education needed, and more.
  • mySkills myFuture: Enter information about jobs you’ve had and find careers that need your similar skills.
  • Northern Virginia Community College: Whether you are interested in direct patient care, diagnostic/therapeutic jobs or even administrative functions in health care settings, find information on the following: health care job titles, number of job openings in northern Virginia, wages and education or training required.
  • Northern Virginia Community College: Health Care Career Ladder (PDF)
  • Check out the Nurse Career Learning Center for guidance on careers in nursing, including Certified Nursing Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Benedictine Health: A Day in the Life of a Certified Nursing Assistant: Hear from three Nursing Assistants as they share what their day is like taking care of residents.
  • What to Expect on Your First Day as an NP: A New Nurse Practitioner Survival Guide.