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Allergists and Immunologists Military Career

Average Salary:

Over $187,200

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Military physicians and surgeons represent all of the major fields of medical specialization. Physicians and surgeons are the chief providers of medical services to military personnel and their dependents. They examine patients, diagnose their injuries or illnesses, and provide medical treatment.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Military Career

Average Salary:

Over $187,200

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Military physicians and surgeons represent all of the major fields of medical specialization. Physicians and surgeons are the chief providers of medical services to military personnel and their dependents. They examine patients, diagnose their injuries or illnesses, and provide medical treatment.

Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$99,829

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's 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.

Electrical Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$99,816

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Equipment such as radar, missile guidance systems, and communication equipment depends on advanced electronics. Electrical and electronics engineers design, develop, and test electrical and electronic equipment. They also direct equipment installation and repair.

Human Resources Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$99,775

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

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.

Cost Estimators Military Career

Average Salary:

$99,132

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.

Aerospace Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$98,604

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Although private companies build the military's aerospace equipment, military engineers are responsible for seeing that all equipment meets service needs. Aerospace engineers design and direct the development of military aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.

Clinical Nurse Specialists Military Career

Average Salary:

$98,266

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.

Music Directors Military Career

Average Salary:

$97,498

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Bands have a long tradition in the armed services. Military bands all over the world provide music for marching and parade activities, concerts, and stage presentations. Music directors plan, develop, and direct the activities of military bands. They also conduct band performances during concerts and parades.

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$97,376

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military operates one of the largest fleets of specialized airplanes in the world. Supersonic fighters and bombers fly combat missions. Large transports carry troops and equipment. Intelligence gathering airplanes take photographs from high altitudes. Military airplane pilots fly the thousands of jet and propeller airplanes operated by the services.

Accountants Military Career

Average Salary:

$97,050

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.

Logisticians Military Career

Average Salary:

$96,831

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military maintains a large inventory of food, medicines, ammunition, spare parts, and other supplies. Keeping the military's supply system operating smoothly is an important job. The lives of combat troops in the field may depend on receiving the right supplies on time. Warehousing and distribution specialists receive, store, record, and issue military supplies.

Supervisors of Police and Detectives Military Career

Average Salary:

$96,260

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military services have their own police forces to protect lives and property on military bases and to patrol our coastal waters. Law enforcement and security officers command military police units that enforce laws and investigate crimes. They also plan and direct programs to protect property, communications, and classified information.

Hydrologists Military Career

Average Salary:

$96,165

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.

Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$94,153

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.

Computer Hardware Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$92,820

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Equipment such as radar, missile guidance systems, and communication equipment depends on advanced electronics. Electrical and electronics engineers design, develop, and test electrical and electronic equipment. They also direct equipment installation and repair.

Social Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$92,558

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military needs close cooperation and a spirit of teamwork among its men and women. Social workers focus on improving conditions that cause social problems, such as drug and alcohol abuse, racism, and sexism.

Commercial Pilots Military Career

Average Salary:

$92,203

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Helicopters can take off from and land on small areas. They can also hover in one spot in the air. The military uses these versatile aircraft to transport troops and cargo, perform search and rescue missions, and provide close combat support for ground troops. Helicopter pilots fly the many helicopters operated by the services.

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$91,897

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

In emergencies or in combat, physicians are not always immediately available to treat the injured or wounded. When a physician is not available, medical service technicians provide basic and emergency medical treatment. They also assist medical officers in caring for sick and injured patients.

Transportation Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$90,980

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Each year, the military transports thousands of service men and women and tons of material to bases across the U.S. and overseas. Ships, aircraft, trucks, buses, vans, and trains are all part of the military's transportation system. Transportation managers direct the transport of military personnel and material by air, road, rail, and water.

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