Health Care Specialist MOS 68W

Kentucky Army National Guard - Barbourville, KY4.4

Part-timeEstimated: $47,000 - $65,000 a year

Job Title:

Health Care Specialist- MOS 68W

Job Location:

Barbourville, KY

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JOB Description:


Must be between the age of 17-35

Be a US citizen or green card holder

Must have High School Diploma or GED

Meet Army height and weight standards

Must Join Kentucky Army National Guard


The health care specialist is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.


  • Administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties
  • Assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory analysis
  • Prepare patients, operating rooms, equipment and supplies for surgery


Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice of inpatient care.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Patient-care techniques
  • Emergency medical techniques
  • Methods of sterilizing surgical equipment
  • Plaster-casting techniques


  • Enjoy helping and caring for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in chemistry, biology, psychology, general science and algebra
  • High attention to detail


The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With a health care specialist background, you may consider a career as an emergency medical technician, medical assistant, medication aide or physician assistant. With continued study and experience, you may qualify for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a first responder.

Compensation Range:

2,423.52 to 96,397.20 USD Annually

Why Work at This Company

Up to $50,000 in state tuition and Student Loan Repayment, Over 150 career fields, Sign on bonus available to qualified applicants.

Hiring Company Description:

As a Citizen-Soldier®, your primary area of operation is your home state. Typically, Guard Soldiers live at home, where they can be near friends and family while holding a civilian job or going to school. Drill is scheduled just one weekend each month. Two-week Annual Training takes place once each year. The Kentucky National Guard has over 50 armories located across the state, more than any other branch. This allows you to serve close to home, keeping travel expenses and time away from family to a minimum. The National Guard is one of the very best places to find excellent career training. You’ll be paid to learn job skills that fit you and your interests. And you’ll get real-world training you can use right now—along with hands-on experience that will give you a head start toward your career.

Choose from more than 150 jobs in fields like medicine, technology, engineering, transportation, communications—serious jobs that can give you a real advantage over the competition. And you can take your career even further with the leadership opportunities available to Officers and Warrant Officers. Your future—it all begins here with National Guard careers.

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Barbourville, KY

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $2,423.52 to $96,397.20 /year


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)