Rheumatologists diagnose and treat diseases such as arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis. They recommend treatment protocols that primarily involve therapy, dietary changes, and medication. Military rheumatologists mainly work in military clinics and hospitals.
Rheumatologists work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.
Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.
Rheumatologists in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also offer:
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 rheumatologists 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.Read More