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#31
I’m curious—does it matter that I’ve worked in the medical field since I was 17? My working experience includes geriatric care in a home, and I currently do medical admin in a dermatology office. For about two years now.

I don’t feel I’d want to become anything more than a PA if I pursued that..and I think there’s a program to apply to where they pay your way? And commission on completition? Correct me if im wrong.

I’m leaning more toward medical admin, but you’re right, that still requires a masters. Will they wave it based on work experience? Seems like a stretch.
If you meet the other requirements and the experience is directly able to correlate to the position in the USN then it could help, but if it doesn't you may have well just been flipping burgers.

There are many things in the civilian medical side that doesn't correlate directly to what people think, for example many things a nurse does in civilian land is done by a corpsman in the USN.
 
#32
If you meet the other requirements and the experience is directly able to correlate to the position in the USN then it could help, but if it doesn't you may have well just been flipping burgers.

There are many things in the civilian medical side that doesn't correlate directly to what people think, for example many things a nurse does in civilian land is done by a corpsman in the USN.
I mean essentially I’m medical admin now. I have a good chunk of credits done for pre-med though. I switched over about halfway through my degree to Health Sciences.

No matter what if I try and go medical I’m going to need to do more schooling in some capacity
 

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#33
Also, you may just need to look in the mirror and figure out what you want to do with your life. If you want to fly helos off big gray floaty things, no one will care what past experiences or degrees you have, and you'll start from scratch (ASTB and OCS) like everyone else.
What he said. For the majority of Navy jobs, nobody cares too much about what your undergrad degree was in, other than some of the more technical designators, and even those are usually waiverable. You have to be trained extensively no matter what, so it's more a question of whether or not you have academic aptitude to be trainable.

If you are really dead set on Medical oriented fields in Federal service, I'd also hope you're looking beyond just the Navy or DOD, and at agencies like USPHS.
 
#34
What he said. For the majority of Navy jobs, nobody cares too much about what your undergrad degree was in, other than some of the more technical designators, and even those are usually waiverable. You have to be trained extensively no matter what, so it's more a question of whether or not you have academic aptitude to be trainable.

If you are really dead set on Medical oriented fields in Federal service, I'd also hope you're looking beyond just the Navy or DOD, and at agencies like USPHS.
Checking my programs accreditation as I type this. Thanks much
 
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