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Hospital Corps

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.


  • ‚ÄčAdvanced 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


To learn more about some of the specialties that are offered in the Navy, please see these short videos by some of our specialty leaders.

Independent Duty Corpsman

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