Non-Destructive Testers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Non-destructive testers find the smallest imperfections and take necessary corrective measures to keep the Military's equipment working safely. They utilize everything from x-rays to ultrasound to perform the job.

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Work Environment

Non-destructive testers work indoors in laboratories and aircraft hangars. They also work outdoors in shipyards and in the field.

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

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Scientific Research and Development 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

Military Workforce

Non-Destructive Testers in the Military

759

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Salary

Average Salary

$51,645

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 40%
  • Associate's degree 25%
  • Bachelor's degree 15%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Some college 5%
  • Less than high school 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Non-destructive testers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Methods for inspecting parts and weldsOperation of X-ray and film processing equipmentOperation of ultrasonic test equipmentPreparation of test reports

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physics

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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