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Medical Specialists: Launch a Health Care Career

Created by: Natalie Peeterse
Posted : Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Serving in the U.S. Army as a Medical Specialist (MOS 91B) is a tough but important job. No doubt, you have picked up some amazing skills and have worked with some cutting edge medical technologies. With a degree and the proper certifications, you could begin working as an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist after you leave the Army, translating your skills into an in-demand civilian career.
91B Straight to Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
As a certified Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist , you record the activity in the brain of a patient, as well as other nervous system functions. With the proper techniques and equipment, you help doctors understand the nervous system and the brain in order to diagnose patients. You work with patients to prepare for these tests, obtaining their medical history, preparing them for testing, and finally calculating the results of the tests. You can also maintain cutting edge medical equipment and earn as much as $40,000 a year in this interesting and stimulating career.

The Training You'll Need
Employers favor technologists with formal training in electroneurodiagnostic procedures. You can take a one to two year formal program of study to prepare you for this. You receive in-lab training, as well as coursework in neurology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, medical terminology, and computer science.

Use Your Military Benefits
The smartest thing you can do for your own brain is to use your tuition benefits to complete this coursework. You can use your GI Bill once you leave the service, or use your benefits now to work toward your degree or earn promotion points..

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