A world beyond everyday caregiving Health Care

Working behind the scenes or on the front line of health care delivery. Caring for the physical or mental health needs of servicemembers, or those in a Third World country hit by catastrophe. Researching a better way of life or guarding against a threat to human health. It’s how thousands of people perform their Navy Health Care jobs each day.

More than 4,300 physicians, 1,200 dentists and 3,900 nurses provide world-class, hands-on care. More than 2,600 administrative, research and clinical specialists offer vital support in labs and research facilities in the U.S. and around the world. No matter their roles or locations, all are doing what they love for the sake of country and common good.

In America’s Navy, the business of helping others is anything but business as usual. As a Navy Health Care Officer, you will distinguish yourself as a professional. Define yourself as a person. And be part of something far bigger than the title you hold or the community you serve.

If you pursue this profession, you will:

Utilize the latest techniques and technology in state-of-the-art facilities, such as a national naval hospital

  • Collaborate with skilled, dedicated colleagues using unrivaled resources
  • Have the opportunity to support medical relief and education efforts around the globe
  • Attend Officer Development School instead of Boot Camp
  • Take on a leadership role among leaders, giving you unrivaled management experience

Few occupations will earn more trust and respect than those related to health care. And in the Navy, your nation’s admiration is a validation you’ll experience on a whole new level.

Featured Careers

The world of Navy Health Care is a vast caregiving network, supporting the diverse needs of servicemembers and their families, and spreading goodwill and good health to people in need at home and abroad. At the same time, it is accomplished professionals who set the highest standards of excellence in their respective healthcare careers, in any of four Corps units:

Medical Corps (Physicians)

There’s no exaggerating the significance of the role you’ll serve as a military doctor in America’s Navy. As a Navy Physician, you can pursue your true passion for helping others and focus on the finer points of medicine without the financial and business complications of a private practice.

Further your expertise amid progressive thinking among 30 specialty and subspecialty areas. Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a Navy Medical Corps Officer. You’ll find generous incentives, first-rate benefits and a world-class practice.

Dental Corps (Dentists)

As a dentist in America’s Navy, there’s no end to the career advancements you’ll have. As a Navy Dentist, you can focus on the finer art of dentistry without the financial and business worries of a private practice.

Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a Navy Dental Corps Officer in any of 13 specialty areas. Then take advantage of generous educational incentives, first-rate benefits and a world-class practice.

Nurse Corps (Nurses)

Nowhere else will you get such an elevated role as a nurse than in America’s Navy. You will be a full member of the Navy Health Care team and an Officer of equal standing as a Navy Nurse. Do everything a civilian nurse would do and then move far beyond that.

Consider a position in more than a dozen clinical areas. Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer. Then take advantage of generous educational incentives, first-rate benefits and a world-class practice.

Medical Service Corps (Specialists)

This highly diversified group of professionals within Navy Health Care features more than 22 different specialties. Some interacting directly with patients; others working behind the scenes.

Health Care Administration

Take your ability to manage complex systems and put it to use for incredible causes: ensuring that systems are in place to maintain the health of Navy and Marine servicemembers and their families. Then contribute to humanitarian relief efforts around the world, managing projects that are as exciting as they are varied.

Health Care Sciences

Take your enthusiasm for science and research, and use it to help others around the world. The Navy Medical Service Corps can take you beyond the cutting edge in more than 11 research specialties, from aerospace physiology to microbiology and more. Work with unrivaled support and funding, utilizing technology the private sector may not even know about.

Clinical Care Providers

Whether it’s caring for infants or the elderly or treating various conditions that affect the human body, the 10 specialties in Navy Clinical Care are similar to the private sector. But Navy opportunities include access to cutting-edge technology, experience on a whole new level and impressive rewards for making a difference in the world.

Medical Support

In the world of Navy Health Care, those working as Hospital Corpsman serve a broad and vital role, providing everything from surgical assistance to preventive care, doing everything from delivering emergency care to constructing dental crowns.

In this position, you'll be making an immediate difference – with the experience you gain preparing you to excel in countless jobs within the medical and dental fields.

Educational Opportunities

Wherever you are in your professional career, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education programs.

If you’re a student, you can concentrate on your education or training with no military/training obligation until after your program is completed.

Depending on where you are in your education or career, you may be eligible for one of these programs:

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) – Receive tuition coverage plus a monthly stipend and possibly even a sign-on bonus.

Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) – Receive a monthly salary and housing allowance while finishing your degree.

Navy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) – Receive funds to help repay your graduate school loans.

Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, contact a Navy Officer Recruiter.