Army Clinical Laboratory Scientist 71E Career – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

Overview

Clinical laboratory scientists are primarily responsible for the scientific research of body fluids that can help prevent disease. As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your skills while conducting research that supports our national defense.

Job Duties

  • Supervise tests, provide consultation/expert advice and conduct research
  • Manage laboratory operations such as blood banks and their fiscal/personnel resources
  • Serve in section, branch, department or as a division chief in various laboratories

Requirements

Active Duty

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or biological sciences from an accredited program acceptable to the Surgeon General
  • A certification acceptable to the Army Surgeon general
  • At least one year of clinical laboratory experience in a Department of Defense health care
  • Current, unrestricted license for practice
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Army Reserve

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in medical technology, biochemistry, physiology, chemistry, toxicology, clinical microbiology, parasitology, immunology, molecular biology, research psychology or a related field
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
  • A certification acceptable to the Army Surgeon general
  • Permanent U.S. residency

Training

Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

Army Clinical Laboratory Scientist 71E