Military Cardiologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Cardiologists are specialists who diagnose and treat diseases such as coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, heart failure, and disease of the heart valve. These physicians often rely on medical tests such as electrocardiograms and cardiac catheterizations to diagnose the specific ailment. They prescribe treatments including therapy, medication, and surgery. In the Military, cardiologists work in military clinics or hospitals.

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Work Environment

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

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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.

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Cardiologists in the Military

718

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Salary

Average Salary

$116,946

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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 cardiologists 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. Job-specific training content may include: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety/TeamSTEPPS® Essentials and Fundamentals Mishap Investigation and Prevention Operational Aeromedical Problems Senior LeadershipJoint Operations Medical Management

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