Military Urologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Urologists diagnose and treat conditions in many organs including the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs. They frequently treat disorders through surgical means, but also administer antibiotics, drugs, and compresses. Urologists also supervise other medical staff in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients.  

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Work Environment

Urologists 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

Urologists in the Military

863

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Salary

Average Salary

$119,593

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 36%
  • Post-doctoral training 31%
  • First professional degree 31%
  • 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 urologists 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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