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Registered Nurses Military Career

Average Salary:

$116,768

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.

Retail Salespersons Military Career

Average Salary:

$69,044

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

General and Operations Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$136,908

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Military combat operations require careful planning and coordination of combat resources. Combat mission support officers ensure that everything is in the right place at the right time during military operations. They provide battle management from specialized aircraft, ground locations, and ships. Combat mission support officers normally specialize according to their area of expertise.

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.

Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$73,841

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

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.

Computer Systems Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

Not Available

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.

Management Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

$121,899

Most Common Degree:

Advanced 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.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Military Career

Average Salary:

$43,224

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses numerous vehicles to transport its troops, equipment, and supplies. Together, the services own and operate about 50,000 heavy trucks and buses. Vehicle drivers operate all types of heavy military vehicles. They drive fuel or water tank trucks, semi-tractor trailers, heavy troop transports, and passenger buses.

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.

Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$71,366

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Electricians Military Career

Average Salary:

$33,965

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses electricity to do many jobs, including lighting hospitals, running power tools, and operating computers. Building electricians install and repair electrical wiring systems in offices, repair shops, airplane hangars, and other buildings on military bases.

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Military Career

Average Salary:

$51,871

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.

Physical Therapists Military Career

Average Salary:

$105,545

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

Physical and occupational therapies are programs of treatment and exercise for patients disabled from illness or injury. Physical and occupational therapists plan and administer therapy to help patients adjust to disabilities, regain independence, and prepare to return to work.

Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$73,760

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military operates retail stores for the convenience of service men and women. In some areas, particularly overseas, the goods and services offered at military stores, laundries, and barbershops are not otherwise available. Store managers direct the operation of retail service, food, and merchandise outlets. They also manage personnel who store food, supplies, and equipment.

Teachers and Instructors, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$96,686

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.

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.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics Military Career

Average Salary:

$46,080

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

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.

Dental Assistants Military Career

Average Salary:

$54,144

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.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Military Career

Average Salary:

$48,350

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.

Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$61,871

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.

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