Navy

G000:Hospital Corpsman

Hospital Corpsmen perform duties as assistants to medical and dental professionals in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury, and assist health care professionals in providing dental and medical care to Naval personnel and their families. They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities. They also serve as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

The duties performed by HMs include assisting in prevention and treatment of disease and injuries, caring for sick and injured, administering immunization programs, rendering emergency medical treatment, instructing Sailors and Marines in first aid, self aid and personal hygiene procedures, transporting the sick and injured, conducting preliminary physical examinations, performing medical administrative, supply and accounting procedures, and maintain treatment records and reports, supervising shipboard and field environmental sanitation and preventive medicine programs, and supervising air, water, food and habitability standards.

Military Duties Translated:

Qualified technicians perform clinical laboratory tests and operate sophisticated laboratory equipment; take and process X-rays and operate X-ray equipment; fill prescriptions, maintain pharmacy stock; serve as operating room technicians for general and specialized surgery; do preventive maintenance and repairs on biomedical equipment, including kidney dialysis machines, radiation monitors, hearing and vision testing machinery, heart and lung test apparatus, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT scan equipment.

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

X-Ray Technician