68G Patient Administration Specialist
It takes a highly organized and efficient professional to manage day-to-day operations in military medical facilities. As a Patient Administration Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will supervise and perform administrative duties to maintain accurate records and manage hospital operations, so patients can receive proper care.
In this role, your responsibilities will include compiling data for reports, scheduling office visits, and keeping patient records organized and up to date.
• Compile data and prepare required statistical reports
• Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations, and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration
• Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Typing and clerical skills
• Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems
• Preparing forms and correspondence in military style
• Ability to keep organized and accurate records
• Interest in English, mathematics, business administration, and typing
• Preference for administrative work
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a clerk typist, secretary, general office clerk, administrative assistant, or office manager — whether it’s as a hospital administrator, or in another corporate environment. With additional study, you may qualify for certification with the American Medical Technologists as a registered medical assistant.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Patient Administration Specialists consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.