Female emt's in the military?

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I'm not 100% sure. But I was under the impression that the marines had zero medical staff. They just used the navy.

To be honest. I would just join. And worry about school later, when I had g.I bill and experience in that field. You don't need to be certified to do that job in the military.

They give you all the training you need in AIT
 

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A Recruiter can answer your questions about openings and over/under staffed positions and give you more info on what exactly each of those MOS's do (and don't do) in their respective services than any of us can.
Seriously? Have you really NOT heard the fairly major news that ALL combat exclusions against woman are being lifted? I.e. if you really wanted to, you can enlist as an 11B/0311 Infantry, and woman have been cycling through and graduating Ranger school, in fact they are seriously talking about making woman register for the draft just like men now because of this. I don't think you'll have an issue enlisting as a medic....
I was reading online the other day that the boys at USMC were angry because they were taking the word "man" out of all the mos titles. Instead of it being infantryman. It would just be infantry marine and so on and so fourth
 

res1551cue

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I feel so technology challenged but I have no clue how to send you a PM. So settling for this here lol.

Again, I'm just a emt student (Finish in may) Plan on going to Paramedic school the following fall of 16 - (Two year program) THEN to enlist and serve for 4 years as a Medic. I'd love to hear more info you have on any of the four medic positions. I'm not leaning or have bias towards anyway. I just to go overseas and help.

Are there currently any openings? Are all the below overmanned? Which would be the fastest to get into?

Enlisted in the Navy as HM Corpsman (Hospital or Boat) or Go Green FMF (Fleet-men medic for the Marines) (Can women even do this still?)

AirForce/AirGuard: The Aerospace Medical Service Specialist

Army/Reserves as either a 68W (Combat Medic) or or (68X) MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST for the Army (Counselor/Therapist)

Coast Guard as a HEALTH SERVICES TECHNICIAN.
I think you need to go easy on the medic term. This term seems to getting thrown around loosely. There is a slight chance in the military that you will be qualified as a paramedic. There really is not a need for it. Most bases have clinics on base or a hospital within a few miles. My base has 3 within 5 miles. Most services only certify their enlisted as EMT-B or Advance levels. At least in the Air Force all medical response (Ambulance) jobs are civilian. Unless you work in a clinic then most are qualified as Physician assistants, CNA's, RN's and those are civilians as well. The 68W as some have mentioned is only an EMT-B or EMT-I/A with a little more training. Hell I dont even work in a medical field in the Air Force and because I have taken the Army's Combat Lifesavers class I am certified to give IV's and NPA's.

If you want to do the Aersopace medical service specialist, you will be doing much of nothing except taking vitals and info from those who wear flights suits. As far as the Navy goes you really do not have a choice on whether you are stationed on a boat or on land.

If your plan is to do the KSA contracting job I suggest (like others have), join the military and get the training. The contracting jobs are looking for someone with a security clearance (which can take years with the current budget), combat experience, and have some sort of military experience.
 

MackTheKnife

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Anymore info they can share or that you are able to? like pay? amount they travel? length of contracts? etc?
Race and gender: birds whisper upfront theirs a ton of sexism and discrimination in the military. Any input on that? Surely I will find out for myself one-day.
Your birds are cuckoos. There is not a ton of sexism and discrimination in the military. It's not tolerated. There is the occasional *******, but it's rare.

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MackTheKnife

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hi! Where are your sources for that? Are you asking solders? are you yourself active duty / in military service? Everyone knows Saudi Arabia is going to war in the next year- or two tops hence the constant paramedic recruitment to hospitals over to the middle east.
Everyone knows? SA has managed to stay out of the fighting for years. What are your sources?

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MackTheKnife

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I was under the impression its a guaranteed you'll be deployed to the middle east if you're a medic - especially combat medic.
Your impression is way off base.

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MackTheKnife

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I feel so technology challenged but I have no clue how to send you a PM. So settling for this here lol.

Again, I'm just a emt student (Finish in may) Plan on going to Paramedic school the following fall of 16 - (Two year program) THEN to enlist and serve for 4 years as a Medic. I'd love to hear more info you have on any of the four medic positions. I'm not leaning or have bias towards anyway. I just to go overseas and help.

Are there currently any openings? Are all the below overmanned? Which would be the fastest to get into?

Enlisted in the Navy as HM Corpsman (Hospital or Boat) or Go Green FMF (Fleet-men medic for the Marines) (Can women even do this still?)

AirForce/AirGuard: The Aerospace Medical Service Specialist

Army/Reserves as either a 68W (Combat Medic) or or (68X) MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST for the Army (Counselor/Therapist)

Coast Guard as a HEALTH SERVICES TECHNICIAN.
Do not WASTE your time by getting your PM and then going in the military. It is impossible to maintain your quals and CEs as a PM in the military. I am a retired Navy guy and I was a Hospital Corpsman. EMS types aren't what the military uses. Get your PM and get some experience. Or go straight into the military. Air Force PJ will get you your PM, Navy you can become an Amphibious Recon Corpsman or Navy SEAL Corpsman, or Army SF 18D medic.

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MackTheKnife

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I'm not 100% sure. But I was under the impression that the marines had zero medical staff. They just used the navy.

To be honest. I would just join. And worry about school later, when I had g.I bill and experience in that field. You don't need to be certified to do that job in the military.

They give you all the training you need in AIT
They use Navy Hospital Corpsman and doctors attached to them.

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Mayamiyazono what did you end up doing? If you are still looking for stories there is a BBC show Our Girl (2014-2018) about a girl that enlists and becomes an army medic.
 

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Mayamiyazono what did you end up doing? If you are still looking for stories there is a BBC show Our Girl (2014-2018) about a girl that enlists and becomes an army medic.
It's been over 5 years since the OP started this thread, and they haven't been back since. Considering the average term of enlistment is 4 years, they could be discharged by now and moving on with their life.
 

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Late to the party, but the Airforce 4Ns I work with as a contractor were all EMT-B's to start with, you advance most of them have ICU training and can cross to LVN's. Some of them work alongside officer's/RNs in military installations. One coveted position is IDMT, still a 4N with a specialty assignment of basically being a PA-C without actually being a PA-C.
 

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