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Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$94,288

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.

Transportation Workers, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$27,172

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.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$48,048

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses remotely piloted unmanned vehicles for a variety of purposes, such as deep sea exploration, intelligence gathering, remote surveillance, and target applications. These vehicles are used in the air, on land, and at sea in operations or missions that could be dangerous for human operators onboard the vehicle. The military requires skilled operators and technicians to maintain and control these vehicles. Personnel normally specialize by the type of vehicle they operate, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, ground vehicles, surface vehicles, and undersea vehicles.

Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Military Career

Average Salary:

$59,916

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military builds many temporary and permanent structures each year. Lumber, plywood, plasterboard, and concrete and masonry (bricks, stone, and concrete blocks) are the basic building materials for many of these projects. Construction specialists build and repair buildings, bridges, foundations, dams, and bunkers. They work with engineers and other building specialists as part of military construction teams.

Information Security Analysts Military Career

Average Salary:

$59,560

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses computers to store and process data on personnel, weather, communications, finances, and many other areas, as well as to operate sophisticated equipment during combat and peace time maneuvers.

Procurement Clerks Military Career

Average Salary:

$59,804

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Millions of paychecks are issued and large amounts of materials are purchased by the services each year. To account for military spending, exact financial records must be kept of these transactions. Finance and accounting specialists organize and keep track of financial records. They also compute payrolls and other allowances, audit accounting records, and prepare payments for military personnel.

Supervisors of Air Crew Members Military Career

Average Salary:

$84,271

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military uses aircraft of all types and sizes to conduct combat and intelligence missions, rescue personnel, transport troops and equipment, and perform long-range bombing missions. Air crew members operate equipment on board aircraft during operations. They normally specialize by type of aircraft, such as bomber, intelligence, transport, or search and rescue.

Flight Attendants Military Career

Average Salary:

$67,011

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military constantly moves passengers and cargo. Personnel often travel to meetings, training sessions, and new assignments. Supplies and equipment to support troops must be shipped regularly. Transportation specialists plan and assist in air, sea, and land transportation for people and cargo. Some assist passenger travel as gate agents and flight attendants.

Emergency Management Directors Military Career

Average Salary:

$87,062

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military conducts physical sciences research to develop new technologies, materials, and equipment for use in a variety of areas including, medicine, and engineering. They also study physical characteristics of the atmosphere and environment to support military operations. Physical scientists conduct and manage research in fields such as chemistry, physics, meteorology, and oceanography. Depending on area of specialization, physical scientists may be involved in building new weapons systems, developing weather forecasts, or evaluating the effects of biological and chemical agents.

Machinists Military Career

Average Salary:

$48,071

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Sometimes when engines or machines break down, the parts needed to repair them are not available. In these cases, the broken parts must be repaired or new ones made. Machinists make and repair metal parts for engines and all types of machines. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other machine shop equipment.

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Military Career

Average Salary:

$77,800

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

Millions of paychecks are issued and large amounts of materials are purchased by the services each year. To account for military spending, exact financial records must be kept of these transactions. Finance and accounting specialists organize and keep track of financial records. They also compute payrolls and other allowances, audit accounting records, and prepare payments for military personnel.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Military Career

Average Salary:

$54,113

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

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.

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors Military Career

Average Salary:

$64,612

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military delivers supplies, weapons, equipment, and mail to United States forces in many parts of the world. Military cargo travels by ship, truck, or airplane. It must be handled carefully to ensure safe arrival at the correct destination. Cargo specialists load and unload military supplies and material using equipment such as forklifts and cranes. They also plan and organize loading schedules.

Civil Engineering Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$52,828

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

The military builds and repairs many airstrips, docks, barracks, roads, and other projects each year. Surveying, mapping, and drafting technicians conduct land surveys, make maps, and prepare detailed plans and drawings for construction projects. Surveys and maps are also used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators Military Career

Average Salary:

$46,550

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Each year the military completes hundreds of construction projects. Tons of earth and building materials must be moved to build airfields, roads, dams, and buildings. Construction equipment operators use bulldozers, cranes, graders, and other heavy equipment in military construction.

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers Military Career

Average Salary:

$96,214

Most Common Degree:

Bachelor's Degree

The military operates one of the largest fleets of specialized airplanes in the world. Supersonic fighters and bombers fly combat missions. Large transports carry troops and equipment. Intelligence gathering airplanes take photographs from high altitudes. Military airplane pilots fly the thousands of jet and propeller airplanes operated by the services.

Business Operations Specialists, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$66,186

Most Common Degree:

Work Experience Only

Information about the military capabilities of foreign countries is vital to our national defense. Our leaders need to know the strengths and weaknesses of both friendly and unfriendly countries. International relations officers collect, analyze, and report information about foreign countries to be used for military planning.

Psychologists, All Other Military Career

Average Salary:

$110,316

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.

Psychiatric Technicians Military Career

Average Salary:

$48,664

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

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.

Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary Military Career

Average Salary:

$128,801

Most Common Degree:

Advanced Degree

The military provides training and educational opportunities for all personnel. Teachers and instructors conduct classes in such academic subjects as engineering, physical science, social science, and nursing. Teachers and instructors teach military personnel subjects that are related to their military occupations.

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