Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

Medical Career Field

U.S. Army medical personnel offload a simulated injured soldier from a U.S. Army HH-60L Black Hawk helicopter
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The Medical Career Field encompasses functions involved in operating both fixed and tactical medical facilities and sub-professionally caring for and treating authorized personnel. This career field includes aeromedical activities, aerospace physiology, specialized medical services including ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics, urology, allergy and immunology, optometry, nuclear medicine and cardiopulmonary techniques, electroencephalographic studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, operating room, mental health services, radiology, medical laboratory, histopathology, cytotechnology, pharmacy, diet therapy, medical administration, medical materiel, bioenvironmental engineering, and environmental medicine, including laboratory animal techniques and medical equipment.



Excluded from this career field are dental and rescue and survival functions. These functions are included in the Dental Career Field and Protection Career Field.

All personnel of the USAF Medical Service must have knowledge of and be proficient in military sanitation and first aid procedures, to include shock management; effective respiration maintenance (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with or without adjunct); hemorrhage control; emergency wound treatment; management of fractures, burns, and injuries from chemical agents; hand and litter carrier methods; and loading and unloading vehicles used for patient transportation.

All personnel of the USAF Medical Service must have knowledge of and be proficient in the operation and first echelon maintenance of all equipment used by the respective Air Force specialty, and must be familiar with improvisation and conversion methods of fixed types of medical equipment for tactical use.

The following is a complete listing of AFSCs for the Medical Career Field.

4A0X1
Health Services Management

4A1X1
Medical Materiel

4A2X1
Biomedical Equipment

4B0X1
Bio-environmental Engineering

4C0X1
Mental Health Service

4D0X1
Diet Therapy

4E0X1
Public Health

4H0X1
Cardiopulmonary Lab

4J0X2
Physical Medicine

4M0X1
Aerospace Physiology

4N0X1
Aerospace Medical Service

4N1X1
Surgical Services

4P0X1
Pharmacy

4R0X1
Diagnostic Imaging

4T0X1
Medical Laboratory

4T0X2
Histopathology

4T0X3
Cytotechnology

4V0X1
Optometry

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