Preventive Medicine PhysiciansHealth Science
Preventive medicine physicians work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.
Average Military Salary
Preventive medicine physicians research environmental factors that influence health. They direct health, education, and control measures for preventable disease and injuries. They assess the living and work environment of military members to promote healthy communities. In the Military, these physicians are often experts on the specific conditions that may arise during a soldier?s deployment.
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 preventive medicine physiciansprimarily 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.
- Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
- Desire to help others
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Decision-making and integration skills
- Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
Related Civilian Careers
- Preventive Medicine Physicians, Medical and Health Services Managers