Military-Specific/Tactical Professors and Instructors

Military Career

General Information

Description

Professors and instructors that focus on military-specific/tactical training may develop and conduct training related to nuclear weapons, military art and science, weapons and tactics, indoctrination, and naval science, to name a few. For example, weapons and tactics instructors train aviation personnel in the weapons systems that are employed in a total threat environment. This training is conducted in coordination with ground and other aviation units. Likewise, nuclear weapons instructors conduct classes, lectures, demonstrations, and seminars that deal with various kinds of nuclear weapons. 

Work Environment

Military-specific/tactical professors and instructors usually work in classrooms and lecture halls.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Military-Specific/Tactical Professors and Instructors in the Military

25,246

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Salary

Average Salary

$95,656

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 58%
  • Master's degree 16%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Some college 2%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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. Military-specific/tactical professors and instructors are subject matter experts in their field. Job training for military-specific/tactical professors and instructors primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments, and through receiving advanced civilian/industry certifications and licenses (credentials), which may require additional education, training, or experience. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.  

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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