In the Air Force:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner; Critical Care Medicine; Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine, Surgery; Family Physician, Pain Management; General Practice Physician; Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine; Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology
In the Army:
Certified Nurse Midwife; Critical Care Nursing; Emergency Nursing; Emergency Physician; Field Surgeon; Medical Corps Officer; Medical Specialist Corps Officer; Medical Surgical Nurse; Nurse Corps Officer; Physician Assistant; Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Officer
In the Navy:
Critical Care Nurse; Emergency/Trauma Nurse; Preventive Medicine Officer (Occupational)
While many day-to-day ailments can be cured with rest and fluids or a trip to the primary care doctor, when more serious illness rears its head a physician with specialized training and experience may be called for. All physicians share essential tasks, such as examining patients; taking medical histories; using tests to help make a diagnosis; and prescribing medications. They may counsel patients on healthy habits and how to keep well. Some physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating ailments in a particular organ or area of the body, a type of illness, or a mode of treatment, for example, Allergists and immunologists treat allergic diseases and those that affect the immune system. Dermatologists help patients with skin conditions. Neurologists specialize in diseases and disorders of the nervous system. Pathologists study the causes and nature of diseases. Radiologists use X-rays and radioactive materials to identify disease. Doctors of sports medicine help athletes prevent injuries, and treat those that occur during sporting events and training. Physicians and surgeons often have long, demanding workweeks. Unlike in primary care, the patients cared for by these specialists have already been referred because of their symptoms so they are often more ill, with more serious conditions. Physicians and surgeons have extensive education and training. After a bachelor’s degree, physicians earn a medical degree, which typically takes 4 years to complete, and then 3 to 7 years of internship and residency programs, depending on the specialty.
What they do:
Provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.
On the job, you would:
Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatients.
Prescribe medications or treatment regimens to hospital inpatients.
Order or interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays).
medicine and dentistry
therapy and counseling
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
teaching and course design
figuring out how to use new ideas or things
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
understanding people's reactions
looking for ways to help people
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
use rules to solve problems
see hidden patterns
quickly know what you are looking at
do two or more things at the same time
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
post-doctoral training or doctoral degree usually needed