Bridging the gap between veterans and health care jobs

Veterans in the workplace


By Lauren Anderson

As co-founders of Premier Medical Staffing Services in West Allis, Laura Hanoski and her husband Mark have seen the roadblocks that prevent veterans from landing health care jobs in the civilian world.

In many cases, a credentialing mismatch stands in the way.   

While many veterans’ medical experience might be comparable to – or even surpass – that of a civilian health care worker, many haven’t secured the certifications and licensures needed to apply for those jobs.

For Laura, that gap became particularly stark during a sobering conversation with the father of a veteran at a job fair at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois. The man’s son served as a corpsman, a role in which he gained plenty of medical experience.

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