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Clinical Laboratory Scientist - 71E
Clinical laboratory scientists are primarily responsible for the scientific research of body fluids that can help prevent disease. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your skills while conducting research that supports our national defense.
Supervise tests, provide consultation/expert advice and conduct researchManage laboratory operations such as blood banks and their fiscal/personnel resourcesServe in section, branch, department or as a division chief in various laboratories
Active DutyBachelor's degree in medical technology or biological sciences from an accredited program acceptable to the Surgeon GeneralA certification acceptable to the Army Surgeon generalAt least one year of clinical laboratory experience in a Department of Defense health careCurrent, unrestricted license for practiceMust be between 21 and 42 years of ageMust be a U.S. citizenArmy ReserveMaster's degree or Ph.D. in medical technology, biochemistry, physiology, chemistry, toxicology, clinical microbiology, parasitology, immunology, molecular biology, research psychology or a related fieldMust be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)A certification acceptable to the Army Surgeon generalPermanent U.S. residency
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.
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions Perform under stressApply critical technical and thinking skillsTremendous 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.
Active DutyIn addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:May receive pay for continuing educationNoncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying serviceNocost or lowcost medical and dental care for you and your family
Army ReserveMay receive pay for continuing educationNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceFlexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)
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