Joyce Hospodar
Tel: 520-626-2432

General Information: Why not make the Grand Canyon State the next place you call home? Arizona is recognized for its ongoing innovation in numerous fields including medicine, biosciences, agriculture, and technology; for its high quality of life; for its beautiful and unique landscape, and, for its majestic Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the United States. It is home to three major state Universities and numerous community colleges. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the U.S. by area and is home to about 6.7 million people.

Arizona has a variety of job openings with generous benefits in rural communities with beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and culturally diverse populations with 21 federally recognized Native American tribes/nations and more than 1.9 million people or 30% of Hispanic ethnicity.  Your free time can be spent enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors, hiking, river rafting, skiing, along with the cultural diversity the state has to offer. If you are open to international adventures, Arizona shares a 389 mile long border with Mexico. In addition, Arizona is one of the Four Corners states, sharing a regional border with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California.

We are seeking the “Best for the West”!  Consider Arizona as your next place to call home! 

The Arizona Rural Recruitment & Retention Program (Arizona 3RNet) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) provides assistance to health providers seeking jobs in rural Arizona and health facilities seeking necessary providers. Through this site, you can view or post job opportunities. 

Click here to visit the Center for Rural Health website.





Key Points

In 2012, the Arizona Rural Recruitment & Retention Program partnership was formed enabling the three organizations below to enhance their collective outreach to facilities statewide and placement of open positions:

  • Arizona Center for Rural Health
  • Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers


Contact:  Ana Roscetti | Workforce Section Manager, ADHS-HSD | | 602.542.1066

In exchange for an initial two year commitment working full-time at an eligible site located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Arizona, physicians and dentists may be eligible for up to $65,000 of tax-free loan repayment  and up to $50,000 for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and behavioral health providers.  Providers may be eligible if employed by a public, non-profit or rural private practice site located in a HPSA.


National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program provides up to $50,000 of loan repayment incentives to primary care providers, dentists, dental hygienists and behavioral health providers working full-time at an eligible site located in a HPSA.  NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program helps to alleviate nursing shortages in Arizona by recruiting professional RNs, including advanced practice RNs to work in public, non-profit critical shortage facilities located in a HPSA.  In exchange for an initial two year full-time commitment, NURSE Corps repays up to 60% of the total nurse education loan balance and an additional 25% for a 3rd year service in a HPSA.


Contact:  Lourdes Paz | Workforce Development Coordinator, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers | 602.288.7550 |

Recruits medical professionals at the state's Federally Qualified Health Centers and provides technical assistance to health care professionals looking for placement in Arizona. 

Specialties Sought

Available Opportunities:  

Administrative/Managers, Audiologist, Community Health Worker, Emergency Medicine, EMS, Family Practice/Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Radiologist, Social Worker. 

Associate Members

Yavapai County Community Health Services

J-1 Visa Information and Other Available Programs:

  • Arizona’s J-1 Visa Waiver Program click here.
  • HHS Exchange Visitor Waiver Program click here.
  • Navigating the J-1 Visa Waiver Job Search Process booklet

    J1 Contact Information

    Ana Roscetti
    Bureau of Health Systems Development, AZ Dept. of Health Services
    150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 300
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Phone: 602-542-1066
    Fax: 602-542-2011 (Attn: J-1 Visa Waiver)
    HSD | J-1 Visa Waiver Program





    Joyce Hospodar
    Center for Rural Health
    The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
    1295 N Martin Ave, Bldg A202; P.O. Box 245177
    Tucson, AZ 85724
    Phone: 520-626-2432
    Fax: 520-626-3101
    Arizona Center for Rural Heath


    (MM/DD/YYYY format or click for calendar)
    Password must be between 6 and 20 characters in length. Passwords are case-sensitive.
    Southeastern Region
    3RNET members Loan repayment programs Loan repayment programs J1 Visa waiver