If you are a person that is in college and you are close to a four-year degree in the healthcare or a health related field, then you may be well suited for a Medical Administration Career in the Air Force. A Medical Patient Administrator works to assist people and manage personnel, programs and help to ensure the smooth running and efficient delivery of services to patients at a military Air Force medical facility. You will work in a number of different areas including support, education, health planning, logistics, health care and patient and hospital administration. Working in a health care field you will participate in a bit of everything. You will deal with planning, patient programming, operations, facility support and a number of other different issues.
You will assist at facilities such as; Medical Facility commands, both base operations and mobile commands, and other types of medical facilities. You will interact and be responsible for duties such as; Medical research and medical health care support, health care systems design plans, training and education health care support, resource medical planning, and medical procedure codification and construction support. In addition you will work in date system designs, wartime planning and emergency support, medical facility management and military service teams, support and medical recruiting, and biometrics and data design support. You may work also in evacuation and Aeromedical support facilities as an indirect patient administrator. To qualify for the job of a Military Air Force Health Care Administrator you have to be inside of 12 months of graduation toward a health care or related 4-year degree. This is because this position is Commissioned Officer position and to qualify for a commission you must have Bachelors degree or better.
As a trained candidate for this position after you receive your 4-year degree you have to attend training at an Officers Candidate School, and upon your commission you will receive additional training to become a Medical Patient administrator. This career field is on that involves dealing with all different types of people, if you are a people person then this may be a good career field for you. The Medical services profession is one that is constantly under change, so training in this field will allow you to work in a number of different health care related areas in the civilian sector.