Navy Hospital Corpsmen provide treatment for thousands of Sailors and Marines, using quick thinking to help keep them fit and ready to serve at the best of their abilities. They may:
- Assist Navy Physicians and Dentists with surgeries
- Specialize in radiology, search and rescue, optical or preventive medicine
- Transport the sick and injured to safe quarters
- Operate some of the world's most sophisticated medical and dental equipment
A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to become an Enlisted Sailor in the medical support field in the Navy. It is required that those seeking a Hospital Corpsman position be U.S. citizens and should have a sincere interest in providing general health care. They must relate well to other people and work well as a part of a team. Candidates should have good communication skills, writing and arithmetic ability, manual dexterity, and a good memory. They should be dependable, trustworthy, resourceful, and have a background or interest in the sciences. Other important qualifications are competence with tools, equipment/machines, physical stamina and the ability to do repetitive tasks without losing interest. Any illegal involvement with drugs may be disqualifying.
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've never served before.
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