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68V - Respiratory Specialist

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Basic Job Description

* The respiratory specialist is not an entry level position.

The respiratory specialist assists with the management of a respiratory unit or administers respiratory therapy and performs pulmonary function tests under the supervision of a physician or nurse anesthetist.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include: Administering respiratory therapy and performing pulmonary function tests.

Training Information

Job training for a respiratory specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 36 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including inpatient care.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are: Emergency medical treatment, basic nursing care, understanding of the human body, minor surgical procedures,clinical laboratory procedures and methods for diagnosing diseases.

ASVAB Score Required: 102 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • High school or college level algebra with a C or higher within the last 5 years. College chemistry with C or higher.

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