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Avionics Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,036

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Airplanes and helicopters have complex electrical and electronic systems for communication, navigation, and radar. Instruments, lights, weapons, landing gear, sensors and many other aircraft parts are also controlled by electronics. Avionics technicians install, maintain and repair electronic and electrical systems on all types of aircraft.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$47,110

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Military aircraft are used to fly hundreds of missions each day for transport, patrol, and flight training. They need frequent servicing to remain safe and ready to fly. Aircraft mechanics inspect, service, and repair helicopters and airplanes.

Business Continuity Planners Military Career

Average Salary:

$78,779

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.

Marine Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$121,410

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.

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.

Security Guards Military Career

Average Salary:

$36,758

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.

Psychiatric Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$49,615

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.

Training and Development Managers Military Career

Average Salary:

$108,528

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.

Psychologists, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$110,540

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.

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Military Career

Average Salary:

$111,062

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.

Podiatrists Military Career

Average Salary:

$113,218

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.

Veterinarians Military Career

Average Salary:

$107,072

Most Common Degree:

Advanced 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.

Public Relations Specialists Military Career

Average Salary:

$62,554

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military publishes newspapers and broadcasts television and radio programs for its personnel and the public. These services are an important source of general information about people and events in the military. Broadcast journalists and newswriters write and present news programs, music programs, and radio talk shows.

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$53,039

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.

Physical Scientists, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$125,527

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.

Communications Equipment Operators, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$64,541

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The ability to relay information between air, sea, and ground forces is critical in the military. The military has sophisticated communications systems that use a variety of technologies and telecommunications equipment such as radios, telephones, antennas, satellites, and complex security and network devices. Communications equipment operators use these systems to transmit, receive, and decode messages at military locations throughout the world.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Military Career

Average Salary:

$54,862

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.

Special Forces Officers Military Career

Average Salary:

$106,605

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Each service has specially trained forces to perform rapid strike missions. These elite forces stay in a constant state of readiness to strike anywhere in the world on a moment's notice. Special forces officers lead special operations forces in offensive raids, demolitions, intelligence gathering, and search and rescue missions. Due to the wide variety of missions, special forces officers are trained swimmers, parachutists, and survival experts.

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Military Career

Average Salary:

$105,240

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor'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.

Operations Research Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

$126,088

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.

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