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Medical Service Corps Officer

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


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.

Job Duties

  • Command/control the medical service corps units during emergency and nonemergency medical situations
  • Coordinate employment of medical service corps Soldiers at all levels of command
  • Requirements

  • Officers must be degreed professionals in their areas of specialty in order to join the medical service corps. Those who want to serve must also take the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

    Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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