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Otorhinolaryngology Surgical Service Specialist


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Otorhinolaryngology Surgical Service Specialist

Career Description

There are more than 300,000 Airmen around the world, and they rely on people like Otorhinolaryngology Surgical Service Specialists to provide them with top-notch medical care. In this role, you'll work with a team of ear, nose and throat doctors prepping patients for surgeries, as well as helping those patients with their after-surgery care. Whether you're based in the United States or overseas, you'll play an important role in the lives of the Airmen you treat.

Career Tasks

  • Perform various administrative tasks
  • Prepare patients with ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems for medical examinations and procedures
  • Screen patient records, take medical histories and assist in the diagnosis and treatment of common ENT problems
  • Conduct various types of hearing tests, assist in evaluation of patients for hearing aids, make earmold impressions and fit hearing aids
  • Make microscopic examinations of special surgical instruments and maintain specialized surgical packs for each type of surgical procedure
  • Check specialized clinic equipment and ensure that the equipment operates properly

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Problem-solving


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Otorhinolaryngology Surgical Service Specialist technical training:

School location: Fort Sam Houston [TX]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Surgical Services Technology

College credits earned: varies