Army Reserve

Medical & Emergency Careers

  • U.S. Army animal care specialist examines a pet

    Animal Care Specialist (68T)

    The animal care specialist is primarily responsible for the prevention and control of diseases transmitted from animal to man, as well as the comprehensive care for government-owned animals.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist (68A)

    The biomedical equipment specialist is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Dental technician

    Dental Corps Officer (63)

    An Army Dental Corps officer is responsible for the dental health of Soldiers and their families. They are also responsible for providing health care to Soldiers’ families and others eligible to receive this care in the military community.

    During combat, the Dental Corps officer assists in the emergency medical management of casualties.

    Within the Army Dental Corps, you can specialize in the following areas: Comprehensive Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontics.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Dental Specialist (68E)

    The dental specialist is primarily responsible for assisting Army dentists in the examination and treatment of patients, as well as helping to manage dental offices.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Firefighters

    Firefighter (12M)

    Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. They control fires and help prevent them in buildings, aircrafts and ships.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Health Care Specialist (68W)

    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.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Medics training for surgery

    Medical Corps Officer (62)

    An Army Medical Corps officer is responsible for the overall health of Soldiers and providing health care to Soldiers’ families and others eligible to receive this care in the military community.

    During combat, the Medical Corps officer oversees the emergency medical management of casualties and makes sure Soldiers are combat ready when it comes to their overall health.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Medical Laboratory Specialist (68K)

    The medical laboratory specialist conducts tests on the tissue, blood and body fluids of patients.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Medical Logistics Specialist (68J)

    The medical logistics specialist is primarily responsible for receiving, storing, recording and issuing Army medical supplies.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Medical Officers

    Medical Service Corps Officer (67)

    Medical service corps officers command the medical service corps that treats and helps the Soldiers and their families in a variety of areas:

    Behavioral sciences – social workers, clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists

    Health administration services

    Laboratory sciences – biochemists, clinical laboratory officers, microbiologists and research psychologists

    Optometry

    Pharmacy

    Podiatry

    Preventive medicine sciences – medical science officers, entomologists, audiologists and environmental science/engineering officers.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • AMEDD occupational therapist with patient

    Medical Specialist Corps Officer (65)

    Medical Specialist Corps officers are essential in treating and helping the overall health of Soldiers and their families.

    The Army Medical Specialist Corps includes four areas of specialty: Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dietitian, and Physician Assistant.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Mental Health Specialist (68X)

    The mental health specialist is primarily responsible for assisting with the management and treatment of inpatient and outpatient mental health activities.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
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    Mortuary Affairs Specialist (92M)

    The mortuary affairs specialist performs duties relating to deceased personnel, including recovery, collection, evacuation and establishment of tentative identification. They also inventory, safeguard and evacuate personal effects of deceased personnel and serve as recovery specialists at the U.S. Army’s Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • AMEDD medical nursing students learning medical procedures

    Nurse Corps Officer (66)

    Nurse Corps officers lead a nursing team that cares for Soldiers and their families. As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Nutrition Care Specialist (68M)

    The Nutrition Care Specialist works with Registered Dietitians (RD) counseling patients individually and in group settings, plans special diets for patients according to nutritional requirements, and creates menus and prepares small quantity foods.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Operating Room Specialist (68D)

    The operating room specialist assists the nursing staff in preparing the patient and the operating room environment for surgery and for providing assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures.

    They also operate the centralized material service and are responsible for preparing and maintaining sterile medical supplies and special equipment for medical treatment facilities.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army AMEDD optometrist examining patient

    Optical Laboratory Specialist (68H)

    The optical laboratory specialist is primarily responsible for making and repairing eyeglasses that are provided for Army personnel.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Patient Administration Specialist (68G)

    The patient administration specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing administrative duties in the patient administration division of an Army hospital or other medical facilities.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Pharmacy Specialist (68Q)

    The pharmacy specialist is primarily responsible for preparing and dispensing prescribed drugs and medicines, while also maintaining pharmacy supplies and records.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Preventive Medicine Specialist (68S)

    Preventive medicine specialists are primarily responsible for conducting or assisting with preventive medicine inspections, surveys and preventative medicine laboratory procedures. They also supervise preventive medicine facilities or serve on preventive medicine staffs.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Radiology Specialist (68P)

    The radiology specialist is primarily responsible for operating X-ray and related equipment used in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Respiratory Specialist (68V)

    The respiratory specialist is primarily responsible for helping with the management of a respiratory unit by administering respiratory therapy and performing pulmonary function tests under the supervision of a physician or nurse anesthetist.

    The respiratory specialist is strictly an advanced level position. 

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • U.S. Army veterinary corps officer examines a goat in the field

    Veterinary Corps Officer (64)

    As an Army veterinary officer, you can practice in three primary areas: animal medicine, veterinary public health, and research and development. You will be responsible for treating government-owned animals and the valued pets of service members and their families.

    Army Veterinary Corps officers are also responsible for programs ensuring the safety and security of Department of Defense food supplies, both here and abroad. Approximately one-third of Veterinary Corps officers are involved in research and development in an incredible range of focus areas, from basic breast cancer research to vaccine development.

    Many times, Army veterinarians deliver public health programs around the world such as vaccination programs in Ecuador, teaching Thai veterinary technicians, or supporting foot and mouth disease eradication efforts in Mongolia.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • U.S. Army Soldier inspects pallets of food

    Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (68R)

    The veterinary food inspection specialist inspects food designed for human consumption, while also supervising food inspection and combined veterinary service activities.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None