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Military Skills Translator: Health Care Specialist

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If you're an Army Health Care Specialist (68W) looking for a job, check out your skills and the civilian jobs they're suited for based on the MOS Skills Translator.

Army, 68W, Health Care Specialist

One of the biggest barriers to searching for jobs is understanding how the skills you learned in the military translate to the civilian workforce. features a powerful tool that breaks down the unique abilities inherent to any military occupational specialty (MOS) and tells you what keywords and terms to use in your resume, as well as suggested job openings.

Your Skills Breakdown:

  • Aseptic and Sterlization Techniques
  • Emergency Medical Care (Technician)
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Patient Assessment (Technician)
  • Patient Care (Technician)
  • Process Analysis and Improvement
  • Risk Management
  • Safety and Occupational Health Programs
  • Treatment Evaluation (Technician)

Civilian Job Suggestions:

Nurse – Nursing requires medical knowledge and interpersonal skills. Nurses are often the first to interact with a patient, and usually perform evaluations and administer basic care. The job requires multiple years in higher learning, so proper preparation is key to success.

Social Worker – Social work comes in two varieties: direct-service and clinical. Direct-service social workers help individuals contend with the challenges of everyday life, whereas clinical social workers work with individuals who have emotional, behavioral, or mental issues. Successful social workers have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to empathize.

Psychiatrist – Psychiatrists are health care professionals who specialize in mental health. Unlike psychologists, psychiatrists are able to prescribe medicine and focus more on the medical aspect of a patients well-being. This field requires an advanced degree, as well as the ability and willingness to work with people, especially in a close and confidential manner.

To narrow your search, check out some of the following companies that offer jobs in related industries:

Farmers Insurance

State Farm

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