While the life of an Army healthcare officer can be demanding, it can also bring you closer to your patients. The Army healthcare work environment is free of many of the administrative hassles those in civilian practices have to deal with daily. These including leasing or purchasing a facility, purchasing malpractice insurance, marketing and advertising, maintaining a patient base, billing and insurance issues and paying for training and continuing education.
Have better interactions with patients
In the Army, patients come first. You select treatments based on medical needs, not the financial needs of an insurance company. In terms of scheduling, you can spend more time on each patient instead of hurrying from one to the next. Finally, if you need to make a referral, you can turn to the many specialists in the Army’s network.
Practicing in a variety of settings
As an Army healthcare officer, you won’t be tied to a single office. While you may treat patients in an Army hospital, you may also treat them in a combat zone. Furthermore, you will be working with technology that is as good as, if not better than, what you will find in any civilian hospital. The Army work environment also encourages collaboration with your peer group and pursuing training and educational opportunities.
Have an Army healthcare career counselor contact you by completing the form below, or by calling or texting (702) 908-7463.