published Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Military medical jobs about mission

Demand for civilian health care professionals, such as doctors, registered nurses, dentists and certain allied health professionals such as clinical psychologists, will grow by double-digit percentages from now until 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The armed forces, including the U.S. Navy, are also facing a critical need in these vital areas.

Beyond all the advantages of life as a civilian health care professional, a medical career in the Navy offers travel, adventure, and the uncommon opportunity to practice on ships or aircraft carriers, working with cutting-edge technology. Navy health care professionals can pursue their true passion to care for others and focus on the finer points of medicine without the financial and business complications of a private practice.

Plus, financial aid is available to help qualified candidates pay for certain professional schools.

Physicians: The Navy has job opportunities for doctors in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery and anesthesiology.

Registered Nurses: Serving in many clinical areas, Navy Nurses meet critical professional nursing needs during wartime and peace. Additionally, they may receive education and additional training in many nursing specialties.

Dentists: Navy Dentists care for Sailors, and they care for citizens of third-world countries who may think of dental care as a luxury. They serve in more than 250 facilities around the world, both on the ground and aboard ships.

Clinical Psychologists: Navy Clinical Psychologists counsel service members whose emotional well-being is as important as their physical health.

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