How do I find a J-1 visa waiver job in Texas?
» The first thing to keep in mind when looking for a qualified job opportunity is the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area (MUA) designation status. You can verify the status by physical address at https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/shortage-area/by-address
» Not all HPSA’s and MUA’s meet the requirements for the Texas Conrad 30 program. More information on eligible sites can be found in the Policy Manual
» You can also contact our office to find out the eligibility status of specific HPSAs and MUA’s.
» Look for regions of the state that would suit your preference for climate, access to schools, recreation etc…
» Once you have some idea which regions interest you and which counties are available, use trade publications, recruiters, and/or the "AHA Guide to the Health Care Field" published by the American Hospital Association to help locate opportunities in your specialty.
3RNet has information on navigating the J-1 job search and application process on their website at https://3rnet.org/Resources/J1-Waiver.
Please also see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.
Definitions for commonly used terms and acronyms are on the TPCO Definitions page