ELIMINATING PREVENTABLE HAZARDS
Whether they're active in the field or performing duties on base, the safety of our Airmen is a top priority. It’s the job of Public Health specialists to protect our forces from a vast array of illness and disease by minimizing health risks within our community. Responsible for everything from educating Airmen on safety procedures and food inspection to investigating hazardous materials and sanitary standards, these professionals perform public health activities ensuring that our Airmen remain healthy on bases all over the world.
- Control disease transmission through patient interviews, investigations and community outreach programs
- Conduct food safety and defense programs
- Assess risks associated with production, transportation, storage, preparation and serving of food
- Advise healthcare providers on workplace hazards
- Oversee medical clearances for deploying personnel
High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED
- Knowledge of basic biological and physical sciences
- Normal color vision
- Must pass reading aloud test (RAT)
- Possession of a valid state driver’s license to operate government motor vehicles
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
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
Wright Patterson AFB OH
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Public Health Technology
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.