A military medical professional inspects equipment on a plane. A military medical professional inspects equipment on a plane.

Medical Specialties + Roles

One of the best benefits of the Military for physicians is variety, not only in specialties but in roles as well. For example, you may find yourself in the position of a flight surgeon, where not only are you responsible for the health of your squadron, but you also get to fly on a regular basis. Or you could take the academic route and research specific diseases or teach military medical school students. This list is just a sample of the opportunities available.

Please note that this list only includes specialties service members can train for in the active-duty Army, Navy and Air Force, along with the Guard or Reserve components, and not actual openings. All specialties are welcome, but openings change frequently based on need. For the latest availabilities in all Services, we recommend speaking with a recruiter.

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    Army

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    Army Reserve

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    Army National Guard

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    Navy

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    Navy Reserve

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    Air Force

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    Air Force Reserve

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    Air National Guard

    Specialty

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    Aerospace Medicine/Flight Surgeon
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    Allergy/Immunology
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    Anesthesiology
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    Cardiology
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    Child Neurology
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    Child Psychiatry
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    Critical Care
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    Dermatology
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    Diagnostic Radiology
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    Emergency Medicine
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    Endocrinology
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    Family Medicine
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    Fleet Marine Corps Medicine
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    Gastroenterology
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    General Surgery
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    Genetics
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    Geriatrics
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    Hematology
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    Infectious Disease
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    Internal Medicine
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    Interventional Radiology
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    Neonatology
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    Nephrology
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    Neurology
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    Neurosurgery
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    Nuclear Medicine
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    Obstetrics/ Gynecology
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    Occupational Medicine
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    Oncology
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    Ophthalmology
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    Orthopedic Surgery
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    Osteopathic Medicine
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    Otolaryngology
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    Pain Management
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    Pathology
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    Pediatrics
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    Peripheral Vascular Surgery
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    Physical Medicine
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    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    Preventive Medicine
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    Psychiatry
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    Pulmonary Medicine
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    Rheumatology
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    Sports Medicine
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    Surface Medicine
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    Therapeutic Radiology
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    Thoracic Surgery
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    Transfusion Medicine
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    Tropical Medicine
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    Undersea/Diving Medicine
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    Urology