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Kara Aldridge

Mississippi 3RNET Network Coordinator

Tel: 601-576-7216

“Health professionals working in Mississippi have an impact that is felt at an almost seismic level. Where in other more urbanized areas, a health professional may be one of many, in our beautiful state, clinicians are highly prized and can be the lifeblood to a community.” 

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How I can help your job search:

If you are a health care professional interested in living and working in Mississippi, Kara can:

  • Answer questions you may have about current job openings across Mississippi
  • Guide you on how the National Health Service Corps works in Mississippi
  • Provide information on Mississippi-specific loan repayment programs
  • Help you navigate the J-1 Visa Waiver process in Mississippi
  • Tell you more about Mississippi’s state-specific incentives for health care professionals

Kara is an employee of the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. She and her organization coordinate 3RNET activities in Mississippi.

Behavioral Health Resources in Mississippi

Behavioral Health Resources in Mississippi

Job search support is provided for the following behavioral health disciplines:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist

Additional resources:

Incentive programs for behavioral health professionals:

Pipeline and pathway programs into behavioral health fields:

Behavioral Health Workforce Recruitment Contact in Mississippi:

Teia McCormick
MS Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Tel: 601-576-7874  

J-1 Visas in Mississippi

J-1 Visas in Mississippi

If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in Mississippi, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
  2. Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in Mississippi now.
  3. Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.

The Mississippi Office of Rural Health and Primary Care has been designated to serve as a State Contact and clearinghouse for the J-1 Visa Waiver Programs. Mississippi J-1 Visa Waiver Policies and Procedures for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and State 30 Program are available.

The MORHPC will administer the programs in a fair and consistent manner, as well as provide technical assistance to all interested in developing either the site predetermination or actual application for placement of a foreign-trained J-1 Visa Waiver provider.

Please visit the Mississippi State Department of Health Website for information on J-1 Visa Waiver Program.


J-1 Visa Contact in Mississippi:

Teia McCormick
Mississippi Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Tel: 601-576-7874 

Health Care Employers in Mississippi

Health Care Employers in Mississippi

You'll find jobs on 3RNET from these types of health care employers in Mississippi:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • State Mental Health Hospitals
  • Indian Health Service sites
  • Tribal Health sites
  • Correctional Facilities
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment sites
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar sites
For Mississippi Employers

For Mississippi Employers

If you’re a health care employer in Mississippi and you’d like to post your jobs on 3RNET, please fill out our employer application form which will be sent to the Mississippi Network Coordinator.

If you have specific questions about using 3RNET in Mississippi, please contact 3RNET’s Mississippi Network Coordinator, Kara Aldridge.