The Navy Hospital Corps is comprised of more than 30,000 active duty and reserve Hospital Corpsmen that are practicing or training in 40 technical specialties. Hospital Corpsmen are stationed at military treatment facilities, medical education institutions, clinics, hospitals and research units located within the United States and various overseas locations. Hospital Corpsmen provide direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and units. Hospital Corpsmen deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing the best care our nation can offer ashore and afloat.


Specialties

  • ​Advanced dental laboratory technician
  • Aerospace medicine technician
  • Aviation physiology technician
  • Basic dental laboratory technician
  • Behavioral health technician
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Cardiovascular technician
  • Dental assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dive independent duty corpsman
  • Dive medicine technician
  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Drug and alcohol counsleor intern
  • Electronneurodiagnostic technologist
  • Fleet marine force
  • Hemodialysis technician
  • Histology technician
  • Mammography technician
  • Maxillofacial technician
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Mortician
  • Nuclear medicine technician
  • Occupational therapy technician
  • Optician
  • Ophthalmology surgical technician
  • Orthopedic cast room technician
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Physical therapy technician
  • Preventative medicine technician
  • Radiation health technician
  • Radiologic technician
  • Reconnaissance corpsman
  • Reconnaissance independent duty corpsman
  • Respiratory therapy technician
  • Search and rescue medical technician
  • Submarine independent duty corpsman
  • Surface force independent duty corpsman
  • Surgical technologist
  • Ultrasound technician
  • Urology technician
 



Specialty Videos

Independent Duty Corpsman

A video montage highlighting the duties and skills of U.S. Navy Independent Duty Corpsman.

Independent Duty Corpsman

Versatile | Skilled | Vital -- Independent Duty Corpsman: HMCS Anthony Okrie

HMCS (SS/FMF/SW) Anthony Okrie describes the Independent Duty Corpsman specialty and what the benefits of becoming one are.

HMCS (SS/FMF/SW) Anthony Okrie

Versatile | Skilled | Vital -- Independent Duty Corpsman: HMCS Simakara “Sam” Sok

HMCS (FMF/EXW) Simakara “Sam” Sok describes the Independent Duty Corpsman specialty and what the benefits of becoming one are.

HMCS (FMF/EXW) Simakara “Sam” Sok

Versatile | Skilled | Vital -- Independent Duty Corpsman: HMCM Amanda McDevitt

HMCM (SS/SW/EXW/AW) Amanda McDevitt describes the Independent Duty Corpsman specialty and what the benefits of becoming one are.

HMCM (SS/SW/EXW/AW) Amanda McDevitt

Versatile | Skilled | Vital -- Independent Duty Corpsman: HMC Tamia Daniels

HMC (FMF/SW/AW) Tamia Daniels describes an experience working as an Independent Duty Corpsman that stood out to her.

HMC (FMF/SW/AW) Tamia Daniels

Versatile | Skilled | Vital -- Independent Duty Corpsman: HM2 Nichole Gatlin

HM2 (SW/AW/IW) Nichole Gatlin describes the responsibilities of an Independent Duty Corpsman.

HM2 (SW/AW/IW) Nichole Gatlin
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