Army Health Care (AMEDD)
There are many reasons to choose a career as a health care professional in the Army. Whether you’re involved in direct patient care, research, disease prevention, allied health care fields or veterinary medicine, the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) has an abundance of opportunities.
Whether you serve full time on Active Duty or part time in the Army Reserve, the Army Health Care Team offers a variety of benefits for your career and lifestyle.
Imagine conducting your practice without worrying about profit-based motives such as overhead, establishing a patient base, hiring competent staff, rent, utilities, equipment and rising malpractice insurance costs. In the Army, it's a reality.
You can also continue your education and specialization to further your health care career. Continuing education courses, seminars, teaching, research—you’ll have the opportunity to train and learn in your area of professional expertise when you join.
In some cases, the Army can help pay your tuition. There may be an Army scholarship program that meets your needs.
Explore these general Army Health Care benefits enjoyed by all those who choose to join. Choose between Active Duty (full time) and the Army Reserve (part time).
Active Duty Benefits
Rank and privileges of an Army Officer
No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family
Low-cost life insurance
Attractive retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
Opportunities to attend paid continuing education courses, seminars and conferences
Opportunities to travel throughout the United States and around the world
A comfortable home on-post or a generous housing allowance if you live off-post
Earn 30 days of vacation with pay annually
Shopping privileges at the Commissary (grocery) and Post Exchange (department store)
No premium for malpractice coverage
- Rank and privileges of an Army Officer
- Opportunities to travel across the United States and around the world
- Low-cost life and dental insurance
- Attractive retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
- Opportunities to attend paid continuing education courses, seminars and conferences
- Change of pace
- Shopping privileges at the Commissary (grocery) and Post Exchange (department store)