As a Commissioned Corps therapist officer specializing in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology, or respiratory therapy, you can treat patients in a variety of settings throughout your career. Your training and treatment experience will be diverse, as each day brings new and challenging cases. In the Corps, you can assist victims of natural disasters and other public health emergencies, giving them the vital care they need to recover. You can teach underserved communities how to lead healthier lifestyles, conduct research, and develop national health policies. As part of a fellowship of dedicated health care professionals, you'll make a real difference while serving your country. And you'll enjoy excellent benefits and work/life balance.
“Our citizens face daily threats to their longevity and quality of life...In treatment, therapists focus both on restoring function to those who have lost it as a result of illness or injury and preventing a decline in function in at-risk individuals. I can envision no better group than the therapists of the Commissioned Corps to promote healthy lifestyles and provide ready response to emergencies.”
CAPTAIN KAREN LOHMANN SIEGEL
Chief Therapist Officer,
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
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