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Guard medical specialists are expert helpers, trained with professional skills to work with doctors and take care of patient needs. Guard jobs encompass an incredible field of medical specialties—from dental work and nutrition planning to operating room and laboratory assistance. On the battlefield, combat medics are dynamic lifesavers.
Medical careers provide essential training in health care procedures and incomparable experience with emergency response, as states call on medical specialists to care for victims during disasters. These professionals perform well under pressure and possess skills that translate to hospital work. Whichever medical career you choose, you can be sure that your job will be as rewarding as it is challenging.
Be the first line of defense against injury and illness of civilians after natural disasters, and the Soldiers who serve and protect our Nation every day. As a Health Care Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will experience a fulfilling role as an expert caretaker on and off the battlefield.
You will address the health care needs of civilians after natural disasters or civil emergencies; treat injuries and illnesses suffered by Soldiers through the administration of immediate emergency care and ongoing care; and support and manage medical readiness, supplies, and equipment.