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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Military Career

Average Salary:

$55,907

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military must keep accurate information for planning and managing its operations. Paper and electronic records are kept on equipment, funds, personnel, supplies, and all other aspects of the military. Administrative support specialists record information, fill out reports, and maintain files to assist in the operation of military offices.

Nurse Midwives Military Career

Average Salary:

$114,791

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Nurses are a key part of the staff at military hospitals and clinics. Registered nurses direct nursing teams and give patients individual care to help them recover from illness or injury.

Medical Assistants Military Career

Average Salary:

$54,271

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military provides medical care to all men and women in the services. Medical care technicians work with teams of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide treatment to patients. They help give patients the care and treatment required to help them recover from illness or injury. They also prepare rooms, equipment, and supplies in hospitals and medical clinics.

Physical Therapist Assistants Military Career

Average Salary:

$55,819

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

Physical and occupational therapy consists of treatment and exercise for patients disabled by illness or injury. Physical and occupational therapy specialists assist in administering treatment aimed at helping disabled patients regain strength and mobility and preparing them to return to work.

Information Security Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

$61,069

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military uses computers to store and process data on personnel, weather, communications, finances, and many other areas, as well as to operate sophisticated equipment during combat and peace time maneuvers.

Critical Care Nurses Military Career

Average Salary:

$101,868

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

Nurses are a key part of the staff at military hospitals and clinics. Registered nurses direct nursing teams and give patients individual care to help them recover from illness or injury.

Government Property Inspectors and Investigators Military Career

Average Salary:

$129,464

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Good management and planning reduces waste and inefficiency. By improving its management techniques, the military makes the best use of its human and material resources. Management analysts and planners study operations and organizations, identify and evaluate problems, and develop recommendations based on their findings.

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$56,595

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military trains new personnel in the job skills needed to begin their careers in the service. The military also offers advanced training and retraining to nearly all personnel. Instruction in electronics, health care, computer sciences, and aviation are just a few of the many vocational and technical areas for which the military has training programs. Training specialists and instructors teach classes and give demonstrations to provide military personnel with the knowledge needed to perform their jobs.

Civil Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$87,932

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Airfields, roads, bridges, buildings, power plants, docks, and water treatment plants on military bases around the world are continually being built, repaired, and improved. Civil engineers plan, design, and direct the construction of military facilities.

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Military Career

Average Salary:

$154,962

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

The military has its own system of laws and courts. Lawyers in the various services Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps administer activities within the military judicial system. They also perform legal research, prosecute and defend court cases, and are judges in military courts. They provide legal services for military personnel and represent the services in civil and international legal matters.

Environmental Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$99,381

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

The services take great care to ensure safe working conditions and a clean environment. A clean, safe, and healthy environment results in happier employees and better work. Environmental health and safety officers study the air, ground, and water to identify and analyze sources of pollution and its effects. They also direct programs to control safety and health hazards in the work place.

Industrial Production Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$114,946

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

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.

Photographers Military Career

Average Salary:

$34,027

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses photographs for many purposes, such as intelligence gathering and news reporting. The services operate photographic laboratories to develop the numerous photos taken by the military. Photographic specialists take and develop still color or black and white photographs.

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Military Career

Average Salary:

$134,120

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

The military provides training and educational opportunities for all personnel. Teachers and instructors conduct classes in such academic subjects as engineering, physical science, social science, and nursing. Teachers and instructors teach military personnel subjects that are related to their military occupations.

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$151,432

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military provides training and educational opportunities for all personnel. Teachers and instructors conduct classes in such academic subjects as engineering, physical science, social science, and nursing. Teachers and instructors teach military personnel subjects that are related to their military occupations.

Accountants Military Career

Average Salary:

$109,651

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Each year, the services spend billions of dollars on personnel, equipment, and supplies. Only through careful management can military funds be put to their best use. Finance and accounting managers direct and manage the financial affairs of the military. They also advise commanders on financial and accounting matters.

Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$94,843

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Psychological research and treatment are important to national defense. Research can show how to improve military training, job assignment, and equipment design. Treatment can help personnel cope with stress. Psychologists conduct research on human behavior and treat patients with mental problems.

Business Operations Specialists, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$64,182

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.

Marine Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$124,372

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Ships and submarines must be designed for speed, strength, stability, and safety. Improvements in ship equipment, hull design, and deck layout can improve operations. Marine engineers design ships, submarines, and other watercraft for military use. They also oversee the construction and repair of ships and marine equipment.

Office Clerks, General Military Career

Average Salary:

$29,021

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Personnel management helps individuals develop their military careers. It also serves the military's need to fill jobs with qualified workers. Personnel specialists collect and store information about the people in the military, such as training, job assignment, promotion, and health information. They work directly with service personnel and their families.

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