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Military Clinical Pharmacologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Clinical pharmacologists are experts in the application of drug therapy to the medical field. They examine, diagnose, and treat adults using their knowledge of drug therapy, drug interactions, and adverse reactions to drugs. With the accelerating advances in the pharmaceutical industry, these specialists are critical for providing medical care to patients who are on multiple medications.

Work Environment

Clinical pharmacologists work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.

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
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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

Clinical Pharmacologists in the Military

2,809

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Salary

Average Salary

$111,407

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 78%
  • Bachelor's degree 11%
  • Post-doctoral training 5%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • High school 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 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. Job training for clinical pharmacologists 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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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

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Mathematics

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