The health care specialist is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.Job Duties:Administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties.Assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment.Prepare blood samples for laboratory analysis.Prepare patients, operating rooms, equipment, and supplies for surgery.Training:Job training for a health care specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in-patient care.Some of the skills you’ll learn are:Patient-care techniques.Emergency medical techniques.Methods of sterilizing surgical equipment.Plaster-casting techniques.Education Benefits:In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Inquire to learn more about our education benefits.Future Civilian Careers:The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With a health care specialist background, you may consider a career as an emergency medical technician, medical assistant, a medication aide or physician’s assistant. With continued study and experience, you may qualify for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a first responder.PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program:Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.HCA.Johns Hopkins Hospital/Health Systems.NorthCrest Medical Center.Cleveland Clinic.Atlantic Health System.Bell Ambulance, Inc.Prince William Health System.Reliant Medical Group.Yale-New Haven Hospital.Baton Rouge General Medical Center.Initial Requirements:High school diploma or GED.Be able to pass a physical.Be able to pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test.