This website is not affiliated with the U.S. government or military.

Health Care Specialists: Jump Start Your Civilian Careers

If you are a Health Care Specialist (68W) in the Army, a number of civilian careers are available that allow you to translate your experience into a job-emergency medical technicians and paramedics, certified medical assistants, and first responders. Most of these careers require a degree as well as state certifications.
From Health Care Specialist to a Certified Health Care Worker
As a Health Care Specialist, you have learned the ins and outs health care and are familiar with many medical procedures. You've received specialized training that can help you transition to a civilian health care career . You can easily translate your skill base, but what you need now is a degree. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that this field will continue to grow through 2014, so jobs should be plentiful.

Get a Head Start on Your Health Care Degree
Health care courses vary from one program to the next, but most include coursework in biology, health, and anatomy courses. Your education can prepare you to work with doctors and nurses as well as patients, and it could be the beginning of a long career in medicine. You could get certifications as an emergency medic or even continue on to a nursing degree.

Whatever program you choose, begin earning your degree before you even leave the service by taking online courses. Online programs let you get a lot of the core, non-lab curriculum out of the way right now, wherever you're stationed, and without the need to arrange your class schedule around the military lifestyle.

Let the Army Pay For School!
Tuition assistance and the MGIB can help you curb the cost of tuition, even for online degree programs. You can complete your degree free, no matter where you are stationed, by taking advantage of your benefits and online coursework. Better yet, active soldiers can earn Army promotion points for their civilian education credits, helping advance their military and post-military careers at the same time.

Privacy Policy | About Us | FAQ | Terms of Service | Disclaimers | Do Not Sell My Personal Information (CA and NV residents)

Copyright © 2023 EducationDynamics. All Rights Reserved.

This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. government agencies have not reviewed this information. This site is not connected with any government agency. If you would like to find more information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit the official U.S. government web site for veterans’ benefits at

The sponsored schools featured on this site do not include all schools that accept GI Bill® funding or VA Benefits. To contact ArmyStudyGuide, email us.

Disclosure: EducationDynamics receives compensation for the featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored Schools” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored Results”). So what does this mean for you? Compensation may impact where the Sponsored Schools appear on our websites, including whether they appear as a match through our education matching services tool, the order in which they appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our websites do not provide, nor are they intended to provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the United States (b) located in a specific geographic area or (c) that offer a particular program of study. By providing information or agreeing to be contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.

This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Students should consult with a representative from the school they select to learn more about career opportunities in that field. Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific program curriculum. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. The financial aid information on this site is for informational and research purposes only and is not an assurance of financial aid.

VFW $30,000 Scholarship!
Write an essay on the annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “Why Is The Veteran Important?”