After completing his football career, Schmidt attended Loyola University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated first in his class in 1989. His entire professional dental career has been spent working in the Veterans Administration hospital system, first at the North Chicago VA Hospital where he was Chief of Dental Services for six years, later at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida and the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Schmidt is currently chief of dental services at the James H Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He is also a retired commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Dr. Schmidt and his wife, Nancy Chamberlain Schmidt, perform missionary dentistry in third world countries, most notably in Central and South America and in Africa. He also serves on the medical board of the Christian Medical Service for Construction for Worldwide Evangelism.