Your service obligation has been completed and you are now in the process of transitioning to your new role in civilian life. Now you are ready to take that next step, you begin to realize you miss the camaraderie, the sense of purpose and the community that’s been established during your military service.
If this sounds like it might be the case, the Army Reserve may be right for you. The Army Reserve provides an excellent opportunity to make the most of what both worlds have to offer. It’s a great way to be a part of your community as you build your skill set, and as an Army Reserve Soldier, you are entitled to many of the same benefits as an active Army Soldier.
HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST
As a Health Care Specialist, you will be responsible for providing emergency medical treatment, limited primary care and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.
You will also have the opportunity to:
- Assist with outpatient/inpatient care and treatment
- Take patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure
- Administer injections and medications to patients
- Prepare patients, operating rooms, equipment and supplies for surgery
- 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in-patient care.
- Prior service personnel entering the Army Reserve are not required to attend Basic Combat Training, regardless of the break in service.
Similar to when you were on Active Duty, the Army Reserve makes sure you and your family are taken care of:
- Preparing you for your civilian career in practically any position you’re interested in pursuing, and help you earn certifications and licensures for jobs.
- If you want to go to college, the Army Reserve will help you pay for it, or it can help pay off your loans.
- Lost-cost health and life insurance from one of the biggest health care networks in the world.
- Army Reserve Soldiers earn regular paychecks for Unit Training and Field Training Exercises, with wages increasing as you climb in rank and experience.
You may also be eligible for:
- Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $20,000
- Up to $24,732 for college
- Up to $50,000 to repay qualifying student loans
- Up to $4,500 a year in tuition assistance while serving