I have been trying like crazy to get some information on the 68W MOS and some of the ASIs that go along with it, but my recruiter is out of the office this week and I would rather hear from people that actual do the job. I have a pretty good handle on what the job entails both in the field and at Army Medical Centers, but I am more concerned with the M6 identifier. I have a bachelors degree in Political Science and I served 4 years in the AF as a mechanic, but I am looking to break into the medical career field. Every community college in my area with an LPN program has a two year waiting list AFTER you finish your pre-requisites. While obviously enlisting WITH the identifier would be ideal, I realize that these slots are hard to come by, and are given to the guys and gals re-enlisting first. My question is, if I enlist for two years as a 68W, do I have a good shot of getting the M6 idenitifer when I re-up? I know no one here is the amazing kreskin and can see two years into the future, but I would also hate to be locked into something that does not provide me the opprotunity to broden both my career field knowlege and my civilian employment prospects. Also when I go to MEPS will I able to serch nationwide reserve openings? I wouldnt mind relocating as after I come out of 18 weeks in the 68W program and 52 weeks in the 6M program I will have some decent coin saved up from being in training for a year and half and having an LPN certification. Also any information on decent assigments would be much appreciated. Thank you so much for your service and your help with my questions!
PS. My plan is to get the LPN then find an online LPN to BSN program and eventually get into AMEDD as a nurse.