If you have an interest in the medical field, a career in the Army may be a viable career choice. The Army is looking for individuals with an interest in working in Army hospitals or in the medical field. After completing a 19 week basic training placement, recruits with an interest in medical training can be assigned to the following job training programs.
Operating Room Specialist
One of the possibilities when working in the medical field is working as an operating room specialist. Operating room specialists provide assistance when medical doctors are not available. Duties include preparing the operating room for use, including placement and preparation of surgical tools, keeping the operating room clean and prepared for use, assisting medical personnel during and after medical procedures and examining and treating patients during emergency situations. Additionally, operating room specialists monitor patients during and after medical procedures.
Medical Laboratory Specialist
Medical laboratory specialists analyze tissues, blood and body fluids. Duties of a medical laboratory specialist include analyzing blood, blood fluids, bone and tissue samples, conducting related laboratory tests, drawing blood and maintaining records. The training for a medical laboratory specialist is a 52-week, year-long training program.