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Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Health Science

Work Environment

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

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $121,350

Overview

Military physicians and surgeons who specialize in OB/GYN 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.

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. Learn more about becoming officer, here. 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:

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Desire to help others
  • Professionalism
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Curiosity
  • Decision-making and integration skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

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