Job Description: The combat medic specialist is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment at point of wounding on the battlefield, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness. Job duties include: administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties; assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment; instruct Soldier’s on Combat Lifesaver/First Responder training course; manage Soldier’s medical readiness, medical supplies and equipment.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 68W
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $38,012
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: ST: 101, GT: 107
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Medical & Emergency
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
17,240 Number Employed
Average Age
6.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: 1 hour lunch, friendly environment, not too much physical labor

Cons: Drama, patients with bad attitudes


A typical day of work consisted of working in the clinical setting. I would triage patients per their injury/illness, and book/schedule patients appointments. I also worked alongside doctors and physician assistants. I charted patients vitals, and filled out their chart per visit as directed by the physician/doctor. I learned a lot regarding the medical field in a clinical setting. My co-workers for the most part were great to be around and work with. The hardest part of the job was the amount of drama involved between working with soldiers and civilians in the same work place. The most enjoyable part of the job was the experience I was getting by working there, preparing me for my future jobs or career.