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Army Medical Corps

Cardiovascular Specialist (68N)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Entry Level

Overview

The cardiovascular specialist assists with the management of cardiac clinics and performs specialized, invasive and noninvasive cardiac tests and examinations.

Job Duties

  • Administers and records tests to obtain diagnostic data on condition of heart
  • Assists physician with diagnostic and interventional catheterizations
  • Performs diagnostic echocardiography studies

Training

Job training for a cardiovascular specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and two phases of Advanced Individual Training. Phase one is 21 weeks at Fort Sam Houston TX, and phase two is 35 weeks at one of several locations.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Cardiac tests and examinations
  • Assisting physicians with cardovascular tasks

Helpful Skills

  • Willingness to help and care for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in chemistry, biology, general science and algebra
  • Attention to detail

Compensation

Total compensation includes: housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With a cardiovascular specialist background, you may consider a career as a cardiovascular technician, a medical assistant or a physician’s aide.

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 Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS). The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military-friendly employers that are looking for experiencedd and trained veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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