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.
Job training for a health care specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in-patient care.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
Emergency medical techniques.
Methods of sterilizing surgical equipment.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Inquire to learn more about our education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers:
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, a medication aide or physician’s assistant. With continued study and experience, you may qualify for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a first responder.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.
Johns Hopkins Hospital/Health Systems.
NorthCrest Medical Center.
Atlantic Health System.
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
Prince William Health System.
Reliant Medical Group.
Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
High school diploma or GED.
Be able to pass a physical.
Be able to pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time.