Military Jobs and Careers - Medical Service Technicians
When the military personnel are in combat zones and few members gets wounded physicians are not always available to take care of the wounded soldiers. In this situation, the medical service technicians provide the service of taking care of the wounded in lieu of the physicians. They give emergency treatment to wounded combatants and officers.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Medical Service Technicians in the military chain of command include:
Take care of emergency treatment to wounded soldiers in the line of fire or battle field
Conduct interview to patients and get their medical histories
Monitor patients blood pressure, pulse and temperature
Get blood samples from patients for laboratory tests
Record and update clinical files of patients
Provide medicines to patients
The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes algebra, psychology, chemistry and general science. Other helpful attributes also include:
Excellent communication skills
Enthusiasm in working under pressure and difficult situations
Willingness in dealing with other persons so that productivity in jobs can be achieved in the process
Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs include:
Taking care of patients in emergency medical treatment
Nursing care basics which is very important in the job
Proper study of the human body to gain more understanding
Medical procedures in minor medical cases
Procedures in clinical laboratory works to maximized productivity
Strategies in diagnosing of diseases so that careful treatment can be studied
The Medical service technicians in the military organization work in military clinics, hospitals and on board ships when the need arises.
The civilian Medical service technicians work in private clinics of physicians, private and government hospitals, home for the aged and other homecare facilities. Their work is similar to that in the military.