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Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,663

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Combat forces use many different types of weapons from small field artillery to large ballistic missiles. Weapons may be fired from ships, planes, and ground stations. Most modern weapons have electronic components and systems that assist in locating targets, aiming weapons, and firing them. Weapons maintenance technicians maintain and repair weapons used by combat forces.

Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Military Career

Average Salary:

$75,101

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Military aircraft are used to fly hundreds of missions each day for transport, patrol, and flight training. They need frequent servicing to remain safe and ready to fly. Aircraft mechanics inspect, service, and repair helicopters and airplanes.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics Military Career

Average Salary:

$43,706

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Power generating stations (powerhouses) provide electric power for military bases, ships, and field camps. There are many types of powerhouses, from small gas generators to large nuclear reactors. Powerhouse mechanics install, maintain, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment in power generating stations.

Medical Equipment Repairers Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,166

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Much of the military's equipment is electrically powered. Electric motors, electric tools, and medical equipment require careful maintenance and repair. Electrical products repairers maintain and repair electrical equipment. They specialize by type of equipment.

Fabric Menders, Except Garment Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,015

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Military personnel often have hazardous assignments. They depend on survival equipment to protect their lives in case of emergencies. Survival equipment specialists inspect, maintain, and repair survival equipment such as parachutes, aircraft life support equipment, and air-sea rescue equipment.

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Military Career

Average Salary:

$34,108

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Sheet metal is used as a building material in many military construction projects. Ships, tanks, and aircraft are made of heavy metal armor. Welders and metal workers make and install sheet metal products, such as roofs, air ducts, gutters, and vents. They also make custom parts to repair the structural parts of ships, submarines, landing craft, buildings, and equipment.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$48,252

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

The military provides dental and optical care as part of its comprehensive health service program. Dental and optical laboratory technicians make and repair dental devices and eyeglasses that are provided for military personnel.

Industrial Production Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$124,884

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military buys billions of dollars worth of equipment, supplies, and services from private industry each year. The services must make sure their purchases meet military specifications and are made at a fair price. Purchasing and contracting managers negotiate, write, and monitor contracts for purchasing equipment, materials, and services.

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Military Career

Average Salary:

$77,800

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Millions of paychecks are issued and large amounts of materials are purchased by the services each year. To account for military spending, exact financial records must be kept of these transactions. Finance and accounting specialists organize and keep track of financial records. They also compute payrolls and other allowances, audit accounting records, and prepare payments for military personnel.

Civil Engineering Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$52,828

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military builds and repairs many airstrips, docks, barracks, roads, and other projects each year. Surveying, mapping, and drafting technicians conduct land surveys, make maps, and prepare detailed plans and drawings for construction projects. Surveys and maps are also used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.

Mapping Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$57,640

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Military intelligence is information needed to plan for our national defense. Knowledge of the number, location, and tactics of enemy forces and potential battle areas is needed to develop military plans. To gather information, the services rely on aerial photographs, electronic monitoring using radar and sensitive radios, and human observation. Intelligence specialists gather and study the information required to design defense plans and tactics.

Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$49,065

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Weather information is important for planning military operations. Accurate weather forecasts are needed to plan troop movements, airplane flights, and ship traffic. Meteorological specialists collect information about weather and sea conditions for use by meteorologists. They make visual observations and take readings from weather equipment, radar scans, and satellite photographs.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Military Career

Average Salary:

$61,615

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Each military base is a small community. The health and well-being of the residents and surrounding land is a major concern of the services. Keeping military work places and living areas sanitary helps to prevent illness. Environmental health and safety specialists inspect military facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs, or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,848

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military prepares for emergencies or natural disasters by developing detailed warning, control, and evacuation plans. Emergency management specialists prepare emergency plans and respond to all types of disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or enemy attack.

Construction and Related Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,077

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military builds many temporary and permanent structures each year. Lumber, plywood, plasterboard, and concrete and masonry (bricks, stone, and concrete blocks) are the basic building materials for many of these projects. Construction specialists build and repair buildings, bridges, foundations, dams, and bunkers. They work with engineers and other building specialists as part of military construction teams.

Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers Military Career

Average Salary:

$51,015

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military uses precision instruments and equipment to perform a variety of functions. Some precision instruments are used to measure distance, pressure, altitude, temperature, underwater depth, and other physical properties. Other types of precision equipment include photographic and imaging equipment such as cameras, projectors, and film processing equipment. All of these items have many sensitive mechanisms which require regular attention to stay in good working order. Precision instrument and equipment repairers maintain and adjust these delicate items. They may specialize by the type of equipment that they work on.

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,740

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses electronic instruments and equipment in many different areas, including health care, weather forecasting, and combat, to name a few. Electronics repairers maintain and repair instruments and equipment, such as computers, communications equipment, radar and sonar systems, precision measuring equipment, and biomedical instruments. Electronic instrument and equipment repairers normally specialize by type of equipment or instrument being repaired.

Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers Military Career

Average Salary:

$56,302

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

Much of the military's equipment is electrically powered. Electric motors, electric tools, and medical equipment require careful maintenance and repair. Electrical products repairers maintain and repair electrical equipment. They specialize by type of equipment.

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,941

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Keeping automotive and heavy equipment in good working condition is vital to the success of military missions. Automotive and heavy equipment mechanics maintain and repair vehicles such as jeeps, cars, trucks, tanks, and other combat vehicles. They also repair bulldozers, power shovels, and other construction equipment.

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Military Career

Average Salary:

$46,071

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses electronic instruments and equipment in many different areas, including health care, weather forecasting, and combat, to name a few. Electronics repairers maintain and repair instruments and equipment, such as computers, communications equipment, radar and sonar systems, precision measuring equipment, and biomedical instruments. Electronic instrument and equipment repairers normally specialize by type of equipment or instrument being repaired.