Patient Administration Specialists in the Army act as clerical assistants in medical facilities. These are the soldiers who keep Army hospitals and doctors' offices running smoothly and are responsible for most of the patient administrative duties. This Army job is categorized as military occupational specialty (MOS) 68G. If you're interested in a career where you'll be helping patients, but without being involved in medical procedures, this could be the MOS for you.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Many of the responsibilities of this job are similar to its civilian counterpart. These soldiers will compile data and prepare reports on outpatient visits, inpatient visits, admissions, and dispositions. It includes reports on births, deaths and any other reportable conditions, which need to be submitted to military and civilian authorities. Other duties of MOS 68G include initiating correspondence concerning medical records which may be needed for medical board proceedings or line of duty investigations. They'll need a working knowledge of patient medical eligibility programs like the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS), and should be well-versed in medical terminology, particularly as it applies to anatomy and physiology.

Military Duties Translated:

- Compiling patients' health information - Communicating with doctors to explain diagnoses - Ensuring patients' medical records are complete - Entering information into a computer system - Using a set of published codes on medical diagnoses and procedures - Improving patient care and managing costs

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

medical records technician