Looking to start a career in medical research? You can use your keen analytical skills as a Medical Laboratory Specialist. In this role, you’ll test and analyze specimens to aid in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases or to support medical research in an Air National Guard medical unit or base hospital. You’ll learn how to complete the processing of blood for transfusions, conduct procedures necessary to identify bacteria, determine antibiotic sensitivity of pathogenic microorganisms, and evaluate blood cells and blood components. Not only will you be working to keep our Airmen safe and healthy, but you’ll also be building an impressive skill set that can transfer to a great civilian career in the medical field.