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Military Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Obstetricians and gynecologists prescribe prenatal and postnatal care, perform deliveries in maternity cases, and treat diseases and injuries of the female reproductive system. These specialists perform surgery when needed, and direct staff in providing preoperative and postoperative care to women.

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Work Environment

Obstetricians and gynecologists work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the Military

2,202

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Salary

Average Salary

$124,897

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 74%
  • Doctoral degree 22%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor'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 obstetricians and gynecologists 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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