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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.

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.

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.

Supervisors of Air Crew Members Military Career

Average Salary:

$85,765

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses aircraft of all types and sizes to conduct combat and intelligence missions, rescue personnel, transport troops and equipment, and perform long-range bombing missions. Air crew members operate equipment on board aircraft during operations. They normally specialize by type of aircraft, such as bomber, intelligence, transport, or search and rescue.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,926

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Information about the size, strength, location, and capabilities of enemy forces is essential to military operations and national defense. To gather information, the services rely on aerial photographs, human observation, and electronic monitoring using radar and supersensitive radios. Intelligence officers gather technical intelligence needed for military planning.

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Military Career

Average Salary:

$123,292

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.

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.

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.

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.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,980

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

The military uses remotely piloted unmanned vehicles for a variety of purposes, such as deep sea exploration, intelligence gathering, remote surveillance, and target applications. These vehicles are used in the air, on land, and at sea in operations or missions that could be dangerous for human operators onboard the vehicle. The military requires skilled operators and technicians to maintain and control these vehicles. Personnel normally specialize by the type of vehicle they operate, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, ground vehicles, surface vehicles, and undersea vehicles.

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.

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

Average Salary:

$74,617

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.

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors Military Career

Average Salary:

$64,919

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military delivers supplies, weapons, equipment, and mail to United States forces in many parts of the world. Military cargo travels by ship, truck, or airplane. It must be handled carefully to ensure safe arrival at the correct destination. Cargo specialists load and unload military supplies and material using equipment such as forklifts and cranes. They also plan and organize loading schedules.

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,702

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

Military health care includes medical treatment for heart, lung, and brain disorders. Physicians need sophisticated tests to help diagnose and treat these problems. Cardiopulmonary and EEG (electroencephalograph) technicians administer a variety of diagnostic tests of the heart, lungs, blood, and brain using complex electronic testing equipment.

Flight Attendants Military Career

Average Salary:

$67,651

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military constantly moves passengers and cargo. Personnel often travel to meetings, training sessions, and new assignments. Supplies and equipment to support troops must be shipped regularly. Transportation specialists plan and assist in air, sea, and land transportation for people and cargo. Some assist passenger travel as gate agents and flight attendants.

Security Guards Military Career

Average Salary:

$37,319

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military services have their own law enforcement and police forces. These specialists investigate crimes committed on military property or that involve military personnel. Military police do many of the same things as civilian officers, control traffic, prevent crime, and respond to emergencies. They also guard military bases and inmates in military correctional facilities.

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.

Physical Scientists, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$126,596

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military has been a pioneer in the use of nuclear energy. The military uses nuclear energy for power plants, strategic weapons, and defense systems. Nuclear engineers direct research and development projects to improve military uses of nuclear energy. They also direct nuclear power plant operations.

Aerospace Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$102,180

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.

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