While the USPHS Commissioned Corps is not an armed service, Public Health Service officers enjoy many of the same benefits as their counterparts in the uniformed services.
Your starting base pay as a Public Health Service officer is competitive with industry starting salaries and increases with promotions and years of service.
The USPHS Commissioned Corps understands the financial burden of an education. Certain Federal agencies may offer loan repayment and other educational and family support programs to you as a Public Health Service officer.
As a Public Health Service officer, you and your family are covered by a comprehensive managed service healthcare program plan called TRICARE that provides medical and dental care at little or no cost.
As a Public Health Service officer, you’re eligible for life insurance, retirement benefits and more.
Work-life balance is an important component of serving in the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
Learn about other benefits such as tax-free housing, meal allowances, clinical practice liability coverage, relocation expense reimbursement and more.
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