Medical assistants serve as critical team members in providing medical care to service members and their families. They give patients the care and treatment required to help them recover from illness or injury, including injuries suffered in combat. Medical assistants help prepare equipment for diagnostic tests and other procedures for patients.Explore this career outside the military
Medical assistants work in hospitals and clinics on land or aboard ships. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals.
What you can expect to experience while on the job
Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.
Medical Assistants in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also offer:
People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Medical assistants in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, laboratory demonstrations, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Patient care techniquesEmergency medical treatmentMethods of sterilizing surgical equipmentWorking on a medical teamBasic nursing careMinor surgical proceduresClinical laboratory proceduresMethods for diagnosing diseasesPreventive medicineMedical management information systemsRead More
Skills helpful in this career