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Recognized as a Leader in Diversity1, and named as one of the Top Hospitals to Work for in NC2, WakeMed values inclusivity and embraces an environment where differences are valued and everyone is respected.

WakeMed employees have a gift, a purpose, a passion. They are inspired to provide the best care, create healing environments, nurture the brightest minds and biggest hearts in health care. Each of them carry the mission to serve each and every one of our patients and their families. They seek fulfilment in their jobs by making a difference.

Much like the Triangle, the population of those we care for has continued to grow and expand. Some come to us for complex conditions and treatments while others see us for routine well-care. Every one of our 11,000+ employees makes an impact on these patients in one way or another.

Maybe your desire to join the health care workforce has grown over the past months – starting as a whisper and magnifying to a roar. Go behind the scenes to hear more from our team about what led them to a career in health care. Health care needs you.

We call you to be inspired.



We call you to find your passion.



We call you to seek fulfillment with a career in health care.



We call you to find your purpose.



We call you to bring your gifts to WakeMed.




From the Team

Hear our WakeMed family share more about their career journey.

Training & Education

At WakeMed, we believe our commitment to the health and well-being of the community begins with our own employees, and we offer many opportunities to help them thrive both inside and outside the work environment.

In addition to a competitive benefits package, we are proud to offer the following programs to help our employees grow personally and professionally.

  • Tuition & specialty certification reimbursement
  • Skills scholarships to support professional development and learning new skills
  • Scholarships for employees pursuing higher education degrees
  • Robust professional and leadership development opportunities
  • Mentorship and new graduate support programs
  • Support navigating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Discounted tuition at numerous colleges and universities

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Supporting the Next Generation of Health Care Providers

WakeMed also partners with a number of area schools and organizations to provide students with the opportunity to experience and observe many aspects of health care in a real-world hospital setting. Whether you are just starting your career journey or looking to expand your skills through specialized training, WakeMed is here to support you.

Our current partnerships include, but are not limited to:

Each year, hundreds of future health care heroes receive hands-on training and job shadowing experience at WakeMed. Read how their time at WakeMed has benefitted them on their journeys to make a difference in the lives of others.


Rana Oueijan 
Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

In college, I volunteered at WakeMed in the Outpatient Pharmacy. The fulfillment that I experienced when helping patients with their medications and the idea of lifelong learning motivated me to pursue a career in health care. 
While in pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to prioritize rotation experiences at WakeMed. The mentorship that I received from preceptors and pharmacists during this time gave me the confidence I needed to strengthen my clinical skills. My preceptors consistently provided me with support and encouragement and presented me with opportunities to maximize my learning. After graduation, I am pursuing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at WakeMed!


Laurel Jennings 
Future Education Model Dietetics Certificate Program student, NC Central University

Following a diagnosis of cancer in my immediate family during my freshman year of college, I began to research the impact that nutrition had on chronic disease. Empowering people with knowledge they can use to impact their own health was something that drove me to pursue a career in health care. 
My food service rotation at WakeMed was extremely positive, which was largely influenced by the positive relationships among the team and the trust given by my preceptor. She encouraged new projects and the contribution of my ideas at a management level. This prepared me to feel more confident in my judgement and grew my abilities in a leadership role.

1 By Forbes Magazine and Triangle Business Journal, 2023

2 By Forbes Magazine, 2022