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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions

Medical/Dental Community


ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 28, 2011) Lt. Andrea B. Sarge, left, a dentist aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), performs a dental procedure with the assistance of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Amanda L. Morrison. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Clarke / Released

The Navy calls their enlisted jobs "ratings." Similar ratings are placed into various "communities."

Below are the Navy enlisted ratings that fall into the Medical/Dental Community. Click on each rating designator to read a basic job description, as well as basic qualification criteria established to obtain the particular rating.

HM - Hospital Corpsman

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