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    Hello all, I am really interested in joining the ARNG as a 68W. I'm just waiting for my sprained ankle to heal. My local recruiter said I could possibly join as a 68W. My dream civilian job is to be a physical therapist. Is there anyway I could make this happen through the guard?

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    Re: 68W and Physical Therapy

    As a 68w your civilian job will be an EMT. While in AIT you will have to complete and PASS the NREMT which certifies you as a EMT-Basic but ever state will license you as an EMT-I. IF your looking to get into the medical field this is a great way to get your foot in the door. Once doing this You can work and go to school. =) Gotta love the Guards 100% tuition + GI Bill and you can also do ROTC (it has its special incentives and extra monthly pay including direct commission upon graduation)

    Another option is an ASI (Additional Skills Identifier). Your PMOS would be 68W but you would be have an N9 identifier. You would HAVE to get this into your contract when going to MEPS.

    68WN9 ASI – Physical Therapy Specialty

    To provide an overview of MOS specifications for the Physical Specialty.

    Points of Interests and Facts:
    Course Length is 17 Weeks for Phase I at AMEDDC&S, Fort Sam Houston, TX, and Phase II is 10 Weeks at a designated military treatment facility.

    Soldiers must hold PMOS of 68W Health Care Specialist.

    Aptitude Score: ST – 102 (102 as of July 2004) and GT - 107
    Rank: SGT nonpromotable and below for all components.
    Service Remaining Requirements: Active Army – 22 months; for National Guard and Army Reserve refer to Career Counselor or Retention NCO for the latest SRR.

    Refer to website for course schedule.
    Last edited by PFC_Glisson; March 20th, 2011, 02:14 PM.