MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
HELPING PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE CARE
The challenges of working in the Air Force can be both physically and mentally taxing. Working with psychiatrists and psychologists, Mental Health Service specialists are responsible for ensuring that every Airman is mentally fit. These experts help evaluate and provide mental healthcare to patients around the world to help them overcome mental obstacles and issues so they can get back to their job, their lives and their mission.
- Perform intial basic assessment to obtain a patient’s clinical information
- Administer and score psychological tests
- Assist patients with nutritional, hygiene and comfort measures
- Explain and interpret mental health services to patients and others
- Perform combat and disaster casualty care procedures
- Compile and prepare medical and administrative reports
A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours
*High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.
ASVAB SCORE REQUIREMENTS
57 General (G)
- Knowledge of psychiatry, psychology and nursing principles
- Completion of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) assessment
- Completion of a standardized entry interview
- No record of emotional instability
- No evidence of personality disorder or unsolved mental health problems within the last seven years
- Absence of any speech impediment
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 42
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Ft Sam Houston TX
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Mental Health Services
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.