Endocrinologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases of the endocrine system.  Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists include adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and bone health, diabetes, endocrine disorders in children (lack of growth, problems with puberty), heart problems (high cholesterol, triglycerides, high blood pressure), men's health (infertility, testosterone levels), pituitary disorders, thyroid disorders, weight and metabolism, and women's health (menopause, infertility, some menstrual problems).  Endocrinologists in the Military provide treatment, such as medication, therapy, diet, and surgery, to service members and their families.

Work Environment

Endocrinologists work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.

Comparable Industries

  • Offices of Physicians
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Endocrinologists in the Military

1,487

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Salary

Average Salary

$117,689

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Education

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for endocrinologists primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Scholarships for advanced medical training are available in return for an obligated period of military service. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

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