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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist (68U)

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


The ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist supervises or conducts routine diagnostic tests and assists in the care and treatment of ENT and audiology patients. ENT specialists work alongside otolaryngologist assisting in care of patients with ear, nose and throat issues and recovery.  

Job Duties

  • Set up and equip exam room
  • Sterilize medical equipment
  • Assist physicians with patient examination  


Job training for an ear, nose and throat specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

Skills you’ll learn:

  • Suture removal
  • Working on a medical team
  • Perform minor ENT procedures

Helpful Skills

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

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST): 101, General Technical (GT): 107

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


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 an ear, nose and throat specialist background, you may consider a career as an occupational hearing conservationist, a medical assistant or a physician’s aide.


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