Health Care Practitioners


Health Care Practitioners

The military is responsible for the overall health of its Service members and their families across a wide range of medical specialties, such as oncology, psychiatry, cardiology, pediatrics, dentistry, aerospace medicine, family practice, preventive medicine, surgery, wellness education, etc.

During combat, health care practitioners may work with an airborne infantry battalion, a Navy SEAL team, an armored cavalry squadron, or one of many combat arms or combat support units to render emergency medical treatment and transport the sick and injured. The military must also formulate policies, procedure, directives, and medical training programs for both medical and non-medical personnel in a variety of health-related topics.

Dental Specialists
Optometric Technicians
Optometrists
Registered Nurses
 Dental Specialists
Dental specialists assist military dentists in examining and treating patients.
 Optometric Technicians
The military operates its own clinics to examine eyes.
 Optometrists
Optometrists examine eyes and treat vision problems by prescribing treatments.
 Registered Nurses
Registered nurses direct teams and give patients care.