68S PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SPECIALIST

OVERVIEW
Preventive medicine specialists are primarily responsible for conducting or assisting with preventive medicine inspections, surveys and preventive medicine laboratory procedures. They also supervise preventive medicine facilities or serve on preventive medicine staffs.

JOB DUTIES

  • Conduct preventive medicine inspections
  • Assist with preventive medicine laboratory procedures
  • Conduct survey and control operations


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, which includes on-the-job instruction and practice in testing specimens.

Advanced Individual Training: 15 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Sanitation inspection procedures
  • Understanding of parasites and diseases affecting humans
  • Bacteriological analysis of potable water


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in biology, chemistry and algebra
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures precisely
  • Interest in scientific and technical work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 101

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
640A Veterinary Services Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future with privately owned research institutions, public health departments and the environmental sciences professions.

Through your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for certification as a registered environmental health specialist/registered sanitarian and certified radiation protection technologist. Specific educational criteria must be met before you can qualify for certification.

+ Enlisted
X Officer
+ Active Duty
+ Army Reserve
+ Open to Women
+ Entry Level