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Operations Research Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

$122,465

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

In the military, people need to know that the equipment they are using will perform as expected when a crisis arises. Industrial engineers manage quality control programs to ensure that the military develops and uses high quality products and systems. They also do research to determine the most effective ways for the military to use its people and equipment.

Statisticians Military Career

Average Salary:

Not Available

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

In the military, people need to know that the equipment they are using will perform as expected when a crisis arises. Industrial engineers manage quality control programs to ensure that the military develops and uses high quality products and systems. They also do research to determine the most effective ways for the military to use its people and equipment.

Biomedical Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$104,790

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.

Cost Estimators Military Career

Average Salary:

$97,211

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.

Nurse Anesthetists Military Career

Average Salary:

$119,964

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.

Computer Systems Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

$112,670

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

The military uses computers in almost every aspect of its operations. Military computers are used to process payroll and personnel information, control the targeting and firing of weapons systems, account for money, gather and analyze intelligence data, and make it easier to communicate around the world. Computer systems officers direct the operations of computer centers and are involved in the planning and development of computer systems.

Dental Assistants Military Career

Average Salary:

$51,378

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Dental care is one of the health services provided to all military personnel. It is available in military dental clinics all over the world. Dental specialists assist military dentists in examining and treating patients. They also help manage dental offices.

Anesthesiologists Military Career

Average Salary:

$136,533

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.

Optometrists Military Career

Average Salary:

$108,300

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Eye care is part of the full health coverage provided to military personnel. The most common eye problem is the need for corrective lenses. Optometrists examine eyes and treat vision problems by prescribing glasses, contact lenses., or other corrective treatments They refer patients with eye diseases to ophthalmologists (eye medical doctors).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists Military Career

Average Salary:

Not Available

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

Radiology (the use of X-rays) is important in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. X-rays and other diagnostic techniques, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), help physicians detect injuries and illnesses. Radiology is also used to treat some diseases, such as cancer. Radiologic technicians operate X-ray and other imaging related equipment used in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases. They work as part of a medical team of physicians and specialists to provide health care to patients. Radiologic technicians may specialize by the type of equipment they operate.

Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$55,579

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.

Radiation Therapists Military Career

Average Salary:

Not Available

Most Common Degree:

Associate's Degree

The military conducts studies of human and animal diseases to understand their causes and to find treatments. Harmful pests and bacteria are studied to find ways to protect people and food against illness or infection. Life scientists study the biology and chemistry of living organisms.

Opticians, Dispensing Military Career

Average Salary:

$54,127

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Optometry, or vision care, is one of the many health benefits available to military personnel. The military operates its own clinics to examine eyes and fit glasses or contact lenses. Optometric technicians assist optometrists in providing vision care. They work with patients and manage clinic offices.

Medical and Health Services Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$106,166

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

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.

Surgeons Military Career

Average Salary:

$135,042

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.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,511

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.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

Not Available

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Just like some civilians, some military personnel need assistance with various problems or concerns, including career decisions, family issues, substance abuse, or emotional problems. Caseworkers and counselors work with military personnel and their families to help them with their particular concerns. They may specialize by the type of counseling that they do, such as career guidance or alcohol and drug abuse prevention. They normally work as part of a team that may include social workers, psychologists, medical officers, chaplains, personnel specialists, and commanders.

Podiatrists Military Career

Average Salary:

$108,929

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.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$49,531

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Medical records are important for health care delivery. To provide proper treatment, physicians need complete and accurate information about patient symptoms, test results, illnesses, and prior treatments. Medical record technicians prepare and maintain patient records, reports, and correspondence.

Logisticians Military Career

Average Salary:

$91,785

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.

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