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HMHospital Corpsman: HMs perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to Navy people and their families. They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities. They also serve as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment. Qualified hospital corpsmen may be assigned the responsibility of independent duty aboard ships and submarines; Fleet Marine Force, Special Forces and Seabee units, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available. This is a five-year program.

What They Do: The duties performed by HMs include: assisting in the prevention and treatment of disease and injuries; preparing/administering medications including injections; caring for the sick and injured; administering immunization programs; rendering emergency medical treatment; instructing sailors and marines in first aid, self aid and personal hygiene procedures; transporting the sick and injured; conducting preliminary physical examinations; performing medical administrative, supply and accounting procedures; maintaining treatment records and reports; supervising shipboard and field environmental sanitation and preventive medicine programs; supervising air, water, food and habitability standards. Qualified technicians: perform clinical laboratory tests and operate sophisticated laboratory equipment; take and process X-rays and operate X-ray equipment; fill prescriptions, maintain pharmacy stock; serve as operating room technicians for general and specialized surgery; do preventive maintenance and repairs on biomedical equipment; operate sophisticated medical diagnostic treatment equipment. Includes kidney dialysis machines, radiation monitors, hearing and vision testing machinery, heart and lung test apparatus, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT scan equipment.

Working Environment: Hospital corpsmen work in a variety of environments. Most HMs work indoors in hospitals or clinics. Others work aboard ships and submarines; with air squadrons, special operational environments (ie., SEALS, Recon Forces, Seabee units and Deep-Sea Diving). Duties are service oriented, repetitive and require good judgment and mental alertness. HMs may work alone or with supervision by other health professionals, depending on the assignment.

ASVAB Score:
VE+MK+GS=146

Other Requirements: 60 month obligation

Notes: Applicants must be informed that they will be assigned to duties involving direct patient care and clinical services and may be assigned to the Fleet Marine Force for duty. A licensed physician or dentist licensed or graduate of medical or dental school in any country is not eligible for this rating. No history of drug abuse or commission of offenses involving alcohol, narcotics or other controlled substances with the exception of experimental or casual use of marijuana. Applicants must be of the highest standards as requirements are strictly adhered to before accession into the HM /DT community.


MAMaster at Arms: The MA rating provides Navy Ships and commands with force protection/antiterrorism specialists who assist in maintaining good order and discipline, law enforcement, and physical security duties. MA's enforce appropriate orders and regulations, make apprehensions, conduct investigations/interrogations and prepare required records and reports. Due to the unique functions and trust inherent in the MA rating, the quality of personnel selected is of paramount importance and requires strict adherence to eligibility criteria.

What They Do: Enforce rules and regulations to maintain military discipline. Perform physical security duties. Conduct preliminary investigations. Provide Anti-terroism force protection (ATFP) Organize and train personnel assigned to security and overseas shore patrol duties. Conduct crime prevention programs. Operate brigs (jails). Assist in crowd control and confrontation situations. Handle and care for dogs that detect narcotics and explosives.

Working Environment: MA's may expect to be assigned to duty aboard ships and shore stations having 200 or more people assigned. The working environment varies widely with individual assignments. MA's usually work closely with others, with little supervision and do mostly mental work.

ASVAB Score:
AR+WK=98 and WK=43

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Must have no speech impediment. Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. 48 month obligation. Must be U.S. citizen.

Notes: High school diploma graduate or equivalent. Must be able to type 40 words per minute. Must have no record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic.


NCNavy Counselor: The Navy Counselor rating is not open to the incoming recruit. This rating requires a thorough knowledge of the Navy organization, including personnel and administrative procedures and policies. Because the NC rating accepts only petty officers first class, it is not open to first-term enlistees. A Navy person who intends to apply for this rating must have experienced the total environment of the Navy. The individual's background must clearly indicate familiarity with sea duty, first-hand knowledge of varied aspects of Navy life and duties gained through participation in a wide range of activities and assignments and a high level of leadership as well as comprehension of diverse assigned duties. Navy Counselors offer career guidance to Navy people aboard ships and at shore commands, and to civilians who are considering enlistment in the Navy. They manage the Command Career Information Program.

What They Do: The duties performed by NCs include: interviewing personnel; career counseling; preparing and delivering talks; organizing, training, motivating and managing an aggressive career information program; establishing and maintaining liaison with Navy Personnel Command and the local media; recruiting civilian personnel into the Navy; working closely with the transition assistance managers at the Family Service Centers (FSCs).

Working Environment: Counseling duties are usually performed in an office environment. NCs work closely with others, but sometimes work independently with little supervision. Most of their work is mental.

ASVAB Score:
VE+AR=104 and AR=51


PSPersonnel Specialist: PSs provide enlisted people with information and counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, requirements for promotion, and rights and benefits. They also assist enlisted people and their families with special problems or personal hardships.

What They Do: The duties performed by PSs include: providing enlisted people with information and counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, requirements for promotion, and rights and benefits; assisting enlisted people and their families with special problems or personal hardships; interviewing personnel; administering tests; making recommendations for assignments; operating computers and copying machines; writing official letters and reports; performing enlisted and officer personnel administration; maintaining enlisted and officer service records, Navy directives and Navy filing.

Working Environment: The PS rating is usually performed in a clean office environment. People in this rating may work alone with little supervision, or work closely with others under close supervision, depending on individual assignments. They do mostly mental work.

ASVAB Score:
VE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157


QMQuartermaster: QMs stand watch as assistants to officers of the deck and the navigator; serve as helmsman and perform ship control, navigation and bridge watch duties. QMs procure, correct, use and stow navigational and oceanographic publications and oceanographic charts. They maintain navigational instruments and keep correct navigational time; render "honors and ceremonies" in accordance with national observance and foreign customs; send and receive visual messages; and serve as petty officers in charge of tugs, self-propelled barges and other yard and district craft.

What They Do: QMs stand watch as assistants to officers of the deck and the navigator; serve as helmsman and perform ship control, navigation and bridge watch duties. QMs procure, correct, use and stow navigational and oceanographic publications and oceanographic charts. They maintain navigational instruments and keep correct navigational time; render "honors and ceremonies" in accordance with national observance and foreign customs; send and receive visual messages; and serve as petty officers in charge of tugs, self-propelled barges and other yard and district craft.

Working Environment: Quartermasters usually work in a clean, air-conditioned electronic equipment space or the ship's bridge/pilot house, and frequently perform their work as part of a team, but may work on individual projects. Their work is mostly mental analysis and problem solving. USN QMs are stationed primarily aboard USN deploying ships, TAR QMs are stationed aboard Naval Reserve Force (NRF) ships that deploy or conduct local operations.

ASVAB Score:
VE+AR=96

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen.

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20.


YeomanYeoman: Yeomen perform administrative and clerical work. They receive visitors, answer telephone calls and sort incoming mail. They type, organize files and operate modern office equipment such as word processing computers and copying machines. YNs also order and distribute departmental supplies.

What They Do: The duties performed by YNs include: preparing, typing and routing correspondence and reports; organizing and maintaining files; receiving office visitors and handling telephone communications; operating personal computers, word processing, duplicating, audio-recording and other office machines; performing officer personnel administration; maintaining records and official publications; performing administrative functions for legal proceedings; serving as office managers; performing other various clerical and administrative duties.

Working Environment: Yeomen are usually assigned duties in an office environment. People in this rating may work alone with little supervision, or work closely with others under close supervision depending on the assignment.

ASVAB Score:
VE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157

Other Requirements: Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen.

 
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