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Question by Safet: i want a job in the medical field but dont know where to start?
i dont want to go into something with 30 years of training but want a high paying job also
Answer by SGT V
Look into becoming a medic in the Air Force or Navy. While I was in high school I went to see the Navy and Air Force recruiters with two friends getting information on enlisting together under the “buddy system”. I scored very highly in the General field and stupidly enlisted “Open, General” which could have given me a large number of less than ideal jobs.
I was slotted to become an Altitude Chamber Tech originally but after basic training the start date for that school did not match up. Then I got incredibly fortunate as there was a slot at the School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) at Brooks AFB, TX a mere 10 miles or so down the road from Lackland AFB in San Antonio. I completed the Aeromedical Specialist Course at USAFSAM and then was sent to Griffiss AFB, NY. About 3 months prior to my discharge following my 4 year active duty commitment I was contacted by a “medical recruiter”. He set me up with an interview with a 4 physician Orthopedic Group in Springfield, MA. I was offered a job in 1979 starting at almost $ 18,000/yr. along with a percentage of the gross profits, my 30 day annual paid vacation (just like in the military) and they were going to pay for my training as a radiology technician. Unfortunately I got hurt and was unable to work.
Point being that there were plenty of job possibilities. I had some surgery done at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and got to talking with some Navy corpsmen who were really sharp. They also spent a year getting their training compared to the 3 1/2 months I trained.
Point is you get into the medical career field and after you serve your military time jobs are easy to come by as many employers like getting there employees from the military.
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