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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.

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.

Radar and Sonar Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$51,036

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Radar and sonar devices work by bouncing radio or sound waves off objects to determine their location and measure distance. They have many uses, such as tracking aircraft and missiles, determining positions of ships and submarines, directing artillery fire, forecasting weather, and aiding navigation. Radar and sonar operators monitor sophisticated equipment. They normally specialize in either radar or sonar.

Business Continuity Planners Military Career

Average Salary:

$77,740

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

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.

Architectural and Engineering Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$123,169

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's 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.

Geological Sample Test Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$45,159

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Ships, airplanes, trucks, tanks, and other military vehicles require large amounts of fuel and lubricants. These and other petroleum products require special storage and handling. Petroleum supply specialists store, handle, and ship petroleum products, such as oil, fuel, compressed gas, and lubricants.

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.

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.

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists Military Career

Average Salary:

$33,481

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military operates thousands of aircraft that take off and land on aircraft carriers all over the world. The successful launch and recovery of aircraft is important to the completion of air missions and the safety of flight crews. Aircraft launch and recovery specialists operate and maintain catapults, arresting gear, and other equipment used in aircraft carrier takeoff and landing operations.

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers Military Career

Average Salary:

$50,444

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Each military base is a small community. The health and well-being of the residents and surrounding land is a major concern of the services. Keeping military work places and living areas sanitary helps to prevent illness. Environmental health and safety specialists inspect military facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs, or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

Food Service Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$82,338

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military serves food to hundreds of thousands of service members each day. Meals must be carefully planned and prepared to ensure good nutrition and variety. Food service managers direct the facilities that prepare and serve food.

Nuclear Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$116,476

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

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.

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.

Respiratory Therapy Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$65,608

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.

Financial Managers, Branch or Department Military Career

Average Salary:

$69,768

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.

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Military Career

Average Salary:

$113,805

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.

Hospitalists Military Career

Average Salary:

$113,010

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.

Pediatricians, General Military Career

Average Salary:

$129,076

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.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators Military Career

Average Salary:

$50,752

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.

Agricultural Inspectors Military Career

Average Salary:

$51,376

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Each military base is a small community. The health and well-being of the residents and surrounding land is a major concern of the services. Keeping military work places and living areas sanitary helps to prevent illness. Environmental health and safety specialists inspect military facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs, or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

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