Is there ANY way to be a Navy Corpsman as an Officer?

I really just wanted to know this because I'd like to get better pay by being an Officer(and having a college education of course) but I am extremely interested in being a Navy Corpsman as well...

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  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    sure.. be a Medical Doctor or Nurse. of course, you already have to have the MD or BSN before you can apply for a Commission in the medical Community.

    of course, as an MD you would not be an HM any more.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A Navy Corpsman is an enlisted position. Actually their rating is called Hospital Corpsman.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Yes. You can apply for a commission into the Health Care Administration Section of the Medical Service Corps. With your bachelor's degree, you will need to be at least a Hospital Corpsman First Class with one year in grade at the time you apply. Talk to your Navy Career Counselor at your first permanent duty station.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope. Corpsman are purely enlisted. You could either be a nurse or a doctor, but not a corpsman. And by the way, officers are not paid a whole lot more, especially not the lower ranking ones.

    Source(s): Navy vet.
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  • 1 decade ago

    No. To be an officer in the Navy and work in medicine, you would be a doctor. You would be a Navy doctor assigned to a Marine Corps battalion, or a doctor directly assigned to the Medical Battalion of one of the divisions, airwings, or logistics groups.

    You won't have the title Corpsman though. The "Docs" are all enlisted. God bless those guys.

    Source(s): 13 years in the Marine Corps. My father was a "doc" in Vietnam.
  • 1 decade ago

    the officer equivilant of a corpsman is a Doctor or Nurse. Just the way it is, go to college. or accept the lesser pay

    Source(s): I took the lesser pay. I regret that very much.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    enlist. go to school whilst enlisted. work your way up in the ranks. ocs. = corpsman to officer.

    Or you could just do ROTC in college and come out 2LT.

    edit. thought that said corpsman AND officer.

    No way Jose

  • 1 decade ago

    No. Case closed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes

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