Army

68A:Biomedical Equipment Specialist

From scalpels to catheters, whatever tools Army medical personnel use, it's almost certainly a Biomed equipment specialist, which is military occupational specialty (MOS) 68A, has handled them. Though not usually involved directly in combat situations, the behind-the-scenes work these soldiers do is critical to the care and health of fellow soldiers who need medical procedures.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Soldiers in this job perform preventive maintenance checks and services all medical equipment, including lubricating, adjusting and cleaning. This also includes troubleshooting and checking equipment for any malfunctions or defects, and submitting reports about all equipment inspected. MOS 68A also is responsible for installing medical equipment, and they supervise and advise subordinate personnel.

Military Duties Translated:

Assist surgeons during surgical procedures by anticipating surgeon needs to make sure the procedure is executed as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They prepare and organize the operating room, clean and sterilize equipment, and maintain a sterile environment.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Surgical Tech