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Surgical Service Specialist


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


high school graduategeneralenlistedhealth & medicinenatural science

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Surgical Service Specialist

Career Description

Whether on an Air Force base stateside or overseas, the men and women of the Air Force need medical care, and you'll be there to offer it. As a Surgical Service Specialist, your primary role will be to assist surgeons during operations. From sterilizing the tools to helping with anesthesia, you'll be integral in making sure every surgery goes smoothly and successfully.

Career Tasks

  • Assist anesthesia personnel
  • Aid surgeons during surgery
  • Prepare and maintain a sterile operating area
  • Sterilize tools for surgery

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science


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 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