I can not specifically speak about the duties of an Army medic, but I spent 10 years in the Marine corps before I was medically retired. I am currently a nursing student and a was a combat lifesaver. I spend many hours working with navy medics giving shots and screening records. I am also the lone "no" vote as of right now. The reason for the no vote was based on my personal experience with navy corpsmen that were in for 4 years or less and not real details about yourself. I do not have enough background on you specifically to make any other judgments. People here have already listed many great things about military medics and I completely agree. I do partially think that some new grads should start in the ER over other specialties, but generally should only consist of experienced nurses. Regardless of the fact that I would rather work with you due to your veteran status over others, what made me say no is that the vast majority of lower enlisted medics that I knew during my time did little more on the medical side then hand out Motrin and tell people to drink water. After basic training and MOS school and other required training they never really had emergency experience, they spent their time at sick call dealing with minor illness and malingerers. A deployment does not tell people much, instead it leaves a ton of Rambo stuff up to the imagination. Just because a person was infantry and deployed does not mean they saw combat. How am I to know you didn't just spend your time in an air conditioned tent guarding the freezer full of water without ever leaving base without you giving details? Most medics are not line medics that deal with guys who were shot, blow up, or suffering what ever other bad thing could happen out there. Many junior medics spend more time sweeping floors and completing busy work to fill their day then actually doing their MOS. I personally know what flight medics do, and I understand the different courses you must pass to be one, but how many others know? You failed to highlight your experience in your post here, so as the person reading your applications I would question what you are bringing to the table other then a military title and lack of previous ER nursing experience. Medic and nurse are not the same even if they share some common skills, just like EMT and nurse are not the same. There is a very real reason why in the Army nurses are officers, and medics are enlisted. Even though I know the answer, explain to us and to your prospective employers how being an enlisted medic prepared you to be a nurse in the ER with no nursing experience.
Now here are some negatives to what being prior mil bring to the table to think about. Many prior service members are confrontational, have a unique and colorful style of communication, and attitude about civilians. Many demand a higher salary due to "experience" (relevant or not) and do not desire to star tat the bottom again. Also as wrong as this is many may view you with a prejudice about being "crazy" from your deployment due to either lack of education or ideological political difference from your typically liberal medical professional verse your typically conservative military background. It is a fact that veterans have much higher unemployment rate then any other part of the population, the civilian world as a whole does not value us like recruiters and people you attended TAP class with told you. This is further exaggerated on the prior enlisted side.