What jobs in the military involve helping soldiers..like first aid and stuff?

What jobs in the military involve helping soldiers..like first aid and stuff?

Postby rhuvawn » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:35 am

hi, im in 11th grade and im considering joining the military after graduation or after college. I have a 3.6 GPA and want to go into physical therapy as a profession, but i cant help this desire inside me to give back to my country. Is there anything, in any military branch, that involves helping soldiers in battle or even civilians in other countries dealing with natural disasters or war. I dont care if im in the line of fire with other soldiers or im back at camp in safety. I also dont care if im in another country, infact i think i would enjoy it. I just want to be in the armed forces but get something out of it involving experience in the health field. and i dont want to come off as a guy who is not willing to take a bullet for his country because i am, i just think it would be good if i were to get a good experience out of the armed forces that will be helpfull for my future. if you know the actual job titles of positions please use it and i can search it on google....thanks.....i dont really want to go to a recruiter because i hear they will say just about anything to get you to sign up
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What jobs in the military involve helping soldiers..like first aid and stuff?

Postby lenn99 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:37 am

68W health care specialist
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What jobs in the military involve helping soldiers..like first aid and stuff?

Postby groot » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:38 am

Theres several jobs in health care. i use to be a 68W(Medic) u can go to the diffrent branches website and get a idea of what jobs they have.
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What jobs in the military involve helping soldiers..like first aid and stuff?

Postby patamon78 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:40 am

Hi, I am a Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman. You want my job. What I do for a living first and foremost is being a battlefield/Combat medic. I am trained in first aid, triage, and advanced life saving skills to take care of my marines when we deploy to a combat zone. I also am trained in basic nursing/medicine so that between the times out in combat I can run sick call, do health and wellness checks on my troops and on civilians in the local populace. I personally was involved in the Tsunami relief efforts in Banda Aceh Indonesia in 2004 and in the southern Philippines mudslide in 06 as well. In addition to deployment schedules, I do also from time to time, like now rotate back to the US and work in a hospital clinic (currently on the west coast), during these times you can also apply for different C schools and receive new specialties, anything from X'ray tech, phlebotomy, to physical therapy and psychology. We run every aspect of the hospitals and see patients that are not only active duty, but also retired personnel and family members.

If you have any more questions feel free to email me at any time. I also happen to be a divisional career counselor so I can hook you up with a lot of information to get you started in making your choice on what you would like to be if you choose to join the military.
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Postby mikio » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:41 am

Hospital Corpsman
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