The Virginia College Career Services team forms strategic partnerships with many of the nation's well–known employers and organizations in order to give students access to real–world work experience through program–specific externships and internships. Our students also have direct access to career opportunities within the strategic partner companies. When considering job candidates, these companies look for the knowledge, professionalism and networking skills that Virginia College strives to instill in each student.
Our strategic partners benefit from this relationship by having access to a steady and reliable pool of Virginia College graduates. Our partners' workforce needs change quickly, and Virginia College is responsive in providing qualified and motivated graduates, externs and interns to fill their positions.
These are some of our strategic partners. Click the logo to learn more about them.
With over 7,000 therapists, Aegis Therapies is one of the leading providers of contract rehabilitative therapy in the U.S. Aegis therapists currently provide quality therapy services in over 1,100 facilities across 39 states, and the company continues to grow.
Aegis Therapies draws on decades of experience providing physical, occupational and speech therapies. Our clinical programs and services, some unique to Aegis, have positioned us as one of the leading providers of therapy services in the rehabilitation industry.
We pride ourselves on having a skilled and trained work force. Our reputation and success have been achieved through the integrity, values, passion and commitment of our employees.
Allied Barton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the largest American-owned security officer services company. Established in 1957, AlliedBarton is a trusted leader with proven expertise in a number of markets including engineering, education, real estate, defense, finance, government, healthcare and more.
AlliedBarton has more than 55,000 employees and 120 regional and district offices located across the United States, protecting more than 3,300 customers. Customers include approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. Regardless of size, however, each customer receives the same level of dedication and service excellence.
Among other honors, AlliedBarton was named in the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list for 2012.
Ambient Healthcare, Inc.
Ambient Healthcare is a specialty pharmacy and infusion company serving the Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina markets. The company provides health therapy to patients in the home, medical center, physician office, skilled nursing facility or other healthcare site.
Ambient's patients benefit from a well–coordinated clinical team approach. A specially–trained and experienced pharmacist manages the home therapy from start to finish. Clinical professionals personally communicate with patients, physicians, nurses and family members to ensure that an appropriate treatment plan is executed.
Ambient pharmacies are accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Both accrediting entities are nationally recognized leaders in setting standards for the home health industry.
For more information, visit www.ambienthealth.com.
Any Lab Test Now
ANY LAB TEST NOW® is the first direct access lab testing services company, allowing individuals to take control of their health. In 2007, we began franchising and now have more than 150 stores across the U.S. We makes it easy for consumers and businesses to manage their health by providing direct access to clinical, DNA and toxicology testing services. Our affordable, transparent prices fit into a person's healthcare budget, providing a solution that continues to support overall health and wellness. We partner with many major, high-quality laboratories throughout the U.S. to provide affordable and comprehensive lab testing services directly.
Alabama Primary Health Care Association
The Alabama Primary Health Care Association (APHCA) is a non–profit, professional trade association whose mission is to strengthen and expand Alabama's community health center network through service, technology, partnerships, advocacy and education so that Alabamians have access to quality primary health care.
As the voice for Alabama's community health centers (CHCs)—which provide services to medically underserved and uninsured populations—APHCA is dedicated to the promotion of high–quality, family–oriented, culturally competent health care. APHCA represents the program, policy, and operational interests of more than 120 CHCs providing almost one million primary care visits to over 300,000 individuals across Alabama. These community health centers have an overall economic impact of $150 million and support 2,000 jobs.
BI–LO and Winn–Dixie
BI–LO and Winn–Dixie are now under the banner of BI–LO Holdings, and employ 63,000 team members who serve customers in 688 grocery stores and 493 in–store pharmacies throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
This union makes this the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States.
BI–LO and Winn–Dixie are well–respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers.
Capella Hotel Group
Capella Hotel Group (CHG) is a top international hotel company established in 2002. We deliver superior levels of service excellence for every luxury hotel, spa, and residence we manage. The wellspring for our service success is a highly disciplined, employee-driven, participative process guided by statistically significant quality measurements. Further, we create innovative ideas shaped by the increasing sophistication of today's travelers and guided by our experience and vision. We seek culinary and pastry art graduates with highly professional demeanors and talents, along with massage therapy graduates capable of serving high-end clientele.
Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacies
A global, dynamic Fortune 19 healthcare services company, Cardinal Health, Inc. specializes in distributing pharmaceuticals and medical products through more than 60,000 locations, including 90 percent of U.S. hospitals. Based in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. employs more than 32,000 people worldwide.
Since 1880, Commander's Palace has been a New Orleans landmark known for the award-winning quality of its food and many commodious dining rooms. Nestled in the middle of the Garden District, Commander pays particular attention to its heart and soul—the restaurant kitchen and the dishes created there. Commander's cuisine reflects the best of the city, both Creole and American heritages, as well as dishes of Commander's own creating. Seafood, meats, fruits and vegetables—everything is as fresh as it possibly can be. And our diners dress to match our superb cuisine. That's the Commander's atmosphere: like a well-run party given by old friends, with flowers, conviviality and, most important, splendid food and wines!
Community Specialty Pharmacy Network
Community Specialty Pharmacy Network is the largest community specialty network in the country. The company offers a comprehensive cost–savings alternative to its partners: healthcare payors, pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, GPO's, physicians and patients. In so doing, it delivers cost–effective biopharmaceuticals and programs that provide optimal patient outcomes.
CSPN's success is built on local trusted relationships with patients, physicians, and healthcare providers. The company's goal is to deliver excellent customer service that has a positive impact on its patient's lives.
Conifer Health Solutions
A subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, Conifer Health Solutions employs more than 10,000 people nationwide. We offer services and solutions to healthcare entities in four areas: Revenue Cycle Solutions, Patient Communications, Value-Based Care, and Compliance Solutions. We currently run the billing and coding departments in all Tenet Healthcare facilities and Catholic Healthcare Initiatives (CHI) facilities nationwide. Based in Frisco, Texas, we provide services for more than 600 healthcare entities, including hospitals, health systems, physicians, health plans and employers. We focus on transforming healthcare by enhancing our clients' patient experiences, supporting their financial improvement, and driving value-based performance within their organizations.
CVS Caremark is the nation's second-largest chain of retail pharmacies with over 7,327 retail stores. It is also one of the country's largest Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) providing access to a network of more than 65,000 pharmacies including its CVS/pharmacy® stores. CVS employs approximately 200,000 colleagues in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The combined history of CVS Caremark and its business units is one of innovation and leadership. It began with the opening of its first retail store in 1963 and has continued ever since, with pioneering efforts in both the PBMs and health clinic industries.
CVS Caremark's capabilities include industry–leading clinical and health management programs, specialty pharmacy expertise, leadership in retail clinics, customer service excellence and a deep knowledge of the consumer gained through the more than five million people it serves each day.
DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end–stage renal disease.
DaVita strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care and offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health–management services.
As of December 31, 2011, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,809 dialysis facilities in the United States, serving approximately 142,000 patients. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world.
DaVita — which is Italian for "giving life" — has more than 41,000 employees around the nation working to provide superior patient care.
Don Miller & Associates
DM&A is the largest group of highly experienced healthcare food service consultants in North America, reaching clients from coast to coast and into Canada. Primarily, we service the culinary needs of hospitals, extended-care facilities, and other healthcare settings. Known for our unique Destination 10 Performance Improvement Process, DM&A also offers a full menu of consulting services to the institutional food service industry. Headed by Chef Don Miller -- one of the few Certified Executive Chefs in the U.S. who is also a Registered Dietitian -- DM&A brings culinary excellence to institutional food service operations, resulting in our clients becoming proud operators of 5-Star food service facilities.
Elements Therapeutic Massage
Elements Therapeutic Massage is a growing national brand with 80 locations nationwide delivering over 400,000 massages annually. Their concept of pairing the amazing benefits of massage therapy with professional massage therapists, flexible scheduling, affordable prices and outstanding service creates a truly superior experience.
Elements Therapeutic Massage is committed to enhancing the well–being of their clients through relief from pain, release of tension and reduction of stress. To learn more, watch a video or read about our business philosophy.
ERMC is a multi-discipline, privately owned, facilities services company. We help create safe, clean, and worry-free environments by providing a menu of services that includes security and patrol services, facility maintenance, janitorial services, and facilities business management consulting services. In our security division, our officers patrol, protect and monitor various corporate settings and malls, as well as offer residential security solutions. We believe that an individualized partnership with each of our clients enables us to provide security services unparalleled in the industry, creating a safe atmosphere for customers and employees.
fred's can trace its history back to an original store in Coldwater, Mississippi, opened in 1947. Today, we're headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and operate over 700 discount general merchandise stores, including 24 franchised fred's stores, and more than 320 pharmacies operating in 15 Southeastern states. We also run two distribution centers, one in Memphis, Tennessee, and the other in Dublin, Georgia. fred's offers a unique store format and strategy that combines the best elements of a discount dollar store, drug store and mass merchant.
The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc. is the world's leading provider of state and federal prisons, detention centers, community reentry facilities, and other special needs institutions. We employ over 18,000 professionals to oversee more than 95 facilities and approximately 72,000 beds in the U.S, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Our goal is to help our clients serve those assigned to their care through a wide range of services including the design, construction and management of their correctional facilities.
Hand and Stone
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas was founded by a dedicated physical therapist in 2004. Our mission is to deliver top quality, professional therapeutic massage and facials across the U.S. and Canada. We currently have 140 franchises primarily located on the East Coast, though we have locations as far west as Colorado, Arizona and California. Our expansion plans include continued growth of at least 40 additional locations to be focused more in the Southeast. At Hand and Stone, we look to build strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We provide excellent employment opportunities and strive to be the employer of choice for graduates, as well as experienced alumni.
As one of the nation's largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation, HealthSouth's priority is to deliver high–quality patient care. Our team of experts has extensive experience in today's most advanced therapeutic methods and technologies. HealthSouth leads the way, consistently outperforming peers with a unique, intensive approach to rehabilitation, returning patients to full strength in less than average time. At HealthSouth we continually strive for excellence in all that we do, partnering with every patient to find a treatment plan that works for them.
HealthSouth takes a unique approach to rehabilitation:
- Specialization: Unlike skilled nursing homes, each HealthSouth hospital is dedicated full time to rehabilitation. All decisions and resources are focused on rehabilitation.
- Results–driven: Every minute of every day, the focus is on results. We work hard to get each patient strong, functional and as independent as possible.
- The team approach: Qualified and passionate rehabilitation experts work together to plan and execute quality treatment.
- Accreditation and certification: All HealthSouth hospitals are fully accredited. In addition, many HealthSouth hospitals have received special certifications for their excellence in service related to specific conditions.
- Continuum of care: HealthSouth helps patients transition from their current hospital to HealthSouth, and then helps them transition to more independent rehabilitation as they progress.
- A nationwide network: HealthSouth is one of the nation's rehabilitation leaders.
- Experienced leadership with a strong company mission.
- Leading–edge rehabilitation technology.
Healthstat is the industry leader in offering healthcare solutions to employers, and we currently have over 300 clinics nationwide. We alleviate employers' rising healthcare costs by improving the health of their employees and dependents through on-site medical care, health-risk assessments, and wellness training and nutrition programs - all delivered by dedicated healthcare professionals. We create an environment of wellness that improves employee health while lowering costs. Our goal is to inspire a change in healthcare for the better. We guarantee it.
Integrated Medical Systems International
Integrated Medical Systems International (IMS) touches virtually every facet of the use, maintenance, and handling of surgical and endoscopic devices in more than 2,500 healthcare facilities. We now manage sterile processing in hospitals throughout the country, provide on-site instrument management in the operating room, and help facilities establish a place for their thousands of instruments, devices and implants. Through all of this growth, IMS has not stopped providing technical excellence in instrument repair, guided by our Prime Directive of "Act as If Your Loved One Is on the Table".
jcpenney (jcp) is one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, composed of 1,107 mid-range department stores throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to selling conventional merchandise, we often house several leased departments, such as Sephora, Seattle's Best Coffee, optical centers, portrait studios, and jewelry repair. At 950 of our stores, we currently run full-service salons employing more than 15,000 skilled salon associates.
As a Fortune 500® company, Kelly Services® has evolved into a global workforce solutions leader, making employment connections for more than a half million people around the world every year.
Founded in 1946, the company's traditional expertise–office services, call center, light industrial and electronic assembly staffing–has expanded into successfully matching job seekers to opportunities in science, engineering, law, education, healthcare, IT and finance.
We seek to improve the quality of life for our employees, their families, their communities and society at large. We embrace the role we play and the value we contribute to society—whether ensuring equal opportunity to employment, promoting safer workplace conditions, advocating for healthcare reform or adhering to sustainable business practices.
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living.
There are over 1,300 Kmart stores with over 1,000 in-store pharmacies across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Laboratory Corporation of America
LabCorp provides leading–edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialized Centers of Excellence.
Recognized for innovation, quality and customer convenience, LabCorp delivers timely and accurate results for improved patient care through a sophisticated laboratory network and more than 30,000 employees nationwide.
LabCorp performs more than one million tests on more than 370,000 specimens each day. The company is a pioneer in applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing, with more than 35 years of experience in serving physicians and their patients.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH.
Life Line Screening
At Life Line Screening, our mission is to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. We have more than 60 community-based screening teams throughout the U.S. and the United Kingdom, comprised of both Ultrasound Sonographers and Medical Assistants. In fact, we are the largest employer of Ultrasound Sonographers on a global scale. Our teams travel together to a new location each day and perform preventive health screenings throughout the surrounding communities. Currently, we screen over 1 million people each year at over 16,000 screening events nationwide. Through this experience, Life Line Screening often identifies serious health issues and has helped save thousands of lives.
Massage By Design
Massage by Design provides on-site chair massages — sometimes called workplace massages — at businesses or event venues in cities throughout the U.S. Our therapists supply chair massages for corporate functions and as part of corporate wellness programs to increase employee wellness and bring a positive atmosphere to the workplace. We also offer chair massages at events, such as tours, trade shows, festivals and health fairs, where our therapists can attract more traffic to specific booths or the event itself.
Massage Envy is a national leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. Their intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services.
Massage Envy Spa features healthy skin facials and additional spa services. Today, there are over 700 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States.
Maxim Health Information Services
Maxim Health Information Services is a leading national staffing company for the Health Information Management (HIM) field. HIM professionals with Maxim will find a wide range of rewarding job opportunities available on a full–time, part–time, contract, travel, and remote basis.
Among the HIM job areas available at Maxim Health Information Services, are:
- Health Information Analyst jobs
- Medical Coder jobs
- Remote Coder jobs
- Travel Coder jobs
- And other HIM jobs
Maxim Health Information Services is a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., which is one of the leading healthcare staffing providers nationwide. With over 20 years of experience staffing Medical Professionals in a multitude of settings and placements, MHIS has many exciting opportunities for qualified full–time, part–time, and contract inpatient and outpatient coders.
Maxim Staffing Solutions Allied Health
Maxim Staffing Solutions Allied Health serves the nation's hospitals, home health agencies and medical facilities with a full spectrum of healthcare staffing expertise.
Through a nationwide network of over 400 offices, Maxim strives to recruit and retain a large number of healthcare professionals to fill staffing requests quickly. Maxim also gives its clients the opportunity to select qualified professionals recruited from many leading medical facilities across the country.
The focus on customer service and quality care is what makes Maxim a preferred nationwide provider of homecare, staffing and wellness services.
Maxim Staffing Solutions Allied Health specializes in providing contract, per–diem, temp–to–perm, and direct hire Allied Health jobs including, but not limited to:
- Hospital Technician Jobs
- Imaging Jobs
- Medical Administration Jobs
- Occupational Therapy Jobs
- Pharmacy Jobs
- Respiratory Therapy Jobs
- Scientific/Laboratory Jobs
- Travel Allied Healthcare Jobs
Directly, and through our subsidiaries, Omnicare provides a broad array of pharmacy-related services to long-term care facilities and other customers in the healthcare industry. For more than thirty years, the combined offerings of our Omnicare Pharmacy Services and Senior Health Outcomes programs have supported quality pharmaceutical care and cost management to long-term care facilities, residents, and senior populations living independently.
PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacies in over 40 states and serves nursing facilities that care for approximately 350,000 patients.
Virginia College is proud of its strategic partnership with Piggly Wiggly of the Carolinas, which has 15 pharmacies in South Carolina. This company is an example of the more than 600 independently–owned and operated Piggly Wiggly stores in 17 states.
The corporate headquarters for Piggly Wiggly, LLC are in Keene, N.H. It issues Piggly Wiggly franchises to qualified independent grocery retailers. The company also provides retailers with services such as support, marketing programs and a line of promotional items.
Piggly Wiggly, LLC is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., ranked as the 10th largest privately held company in the nation by Forbes magazine in 2010.
Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest–growing employee–owned supermarket chain in the United States. Publix excels in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to their market areas and beyond. Publix's commitment to diversity has contributed to their success in being a great place to work and shop. Publix currently has more than 151,000 employees and 1,050 stores. They currently have 867 pharmacies.
Regis Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. The Company owns, franchises or holds ownership interests in approximately 12,700 worldwide locations.
Regis' corporate and franchise locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts and Hair Club for Men and Women.
SmartStyle Family Hair Salons, one of the fastest growing divisions of Regis Corporation, are located exclusively in Walmart stores.
SmartStyle offers quick, convenient, –appointment services at affordable prices. Unlike other –appointment salons, SmartStyle offers a full range of services to meet the needs of everyone in the family. SmartStyle salons also offer a full line of affordable, professional hair care products.
For more information, visit www.smartstyle.com.
Started in 1994, Restore Therapy is one of the largest and strongest regional rehabilitation organizations in the country. We are passionate about providing innovative therapy services and wellness-based programs for the senior population. Our physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide innovative programs in a variety of clinical settings, such as continuous care retirement communities and hospitals. Restore would love to partner with you as you continue on your journey to personal and clinical excellence.
Rite Aid Corporation opened its first store as Thrift D Discount Center in 1962. Today, we're proud to be one of the nation's leading drugstore chains. With approximately 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third-largest in the United States, employing roughly 89,000 associates.
ScribeAmerica is the nation's most frequently used and largest professional scribe training and management company. We're in over 305 healthcare facilities in 39 states and employ more than 3,300 scribes in the U.S. We have successfully activated and managed scribe programs across a wide spectrum of healthcare and business environments, including rural and urban hospitals, teaching facilities, private practices, and highly political organizations. These successes have provided us with an unparalleled expertise in our industry for helping increase physicians' individual productivity and patient throughput, which has resulted in more cost-effective, higher quality medical care.
Sport Clips was established in 1993 and franchised in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The company ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine's top 20 Fastest Growing Franchises and in the top 100 of the Franchise 500. Sport Clips has also appeared in the top 10 of Forbes' Top 20 Franchises to Start and in the top 50 of Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com 2012 AllBusiness AllStars.
As of February 2012, there are 861 locations nationwide. At Sport Clips, the mission is to "create a championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports–themed environment." The company offers quality male hair care services including the "MVP Experience" that includes a precision haircut, invigorating scalp massage with Tea Tree shampoo, a classic hot steamed towel treatment, and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.
Take Care Health Systems
As part of Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Take Care Health Systems includes two groups of outreach programs, one that reaches into the workplace and the other through Walgreens stores. Take Care Consumer Solutions manages convenient care clinics, called Healthcare Clinics, located within 340 select Walgreens drugstores nationwide. Take Care Employer Solutions manages on-site primary care centers, pharmacies, health and wellness centers, and occupational health centers at over 370 corporations and federal agencies across the country.
Target Corporation is the second–largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Wal–Mart.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Target operates nearly 1,770 stores in 49 states, including more than 250 SuperTarget® stores that offer an upscale grocery shopping experience. In addition to the photo processing centers, pharmacies and Target Cafes found in almost every Target, SuperTarget stores include in–store bakery, deli, meat and produce sections.
There are over 914 Target pharmacies nationwide.
Triad Isotopes, Inc.
Triad Isotopes, Inc. is a nationwide nuclear pharmacy company headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company's network of over 60 locations serves 4 million patients each year. This makes Triad the second-largest and fastest-growing nuclear pharmacy chain in the nation.
Nuclear pharmacy is not just Triad's core business, it is our only business. With over 25 years of experience in preparing radioisotopes, our teams of highly-skilled nuclear pharmacists and technicians are well qualified to deliver the industry expertise and customized solutions critical to supporting and enhancing the nuclear medicine industry.
Triad recognizes all healthcare decisions are local. Our pharmacies are based in the communities we serve and we understand the healthcare environment at the community level. Triad team members are encouraged to give back to their communities by volunteering their time to philanthropic organizations, local boards, and other charitable activities.
Walgreens is the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S.
The company operates approximately 8,300 locations across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Founded in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens is currently headquartered in the nearby suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
Walgreens is taking steps to ensure the company's continued success in the face of a weakening economy. They are transforming into a more efficient and customer–focused company, both for drugstore customers and for patients and payers seeking quality pharmacy and health and wellness services that are accessible and affordable.
Walgreen CEO Gregory Wasson currently chairs the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), an organization of which Virginia College is an active member.