Serve full-time in the Navy Medical Service Corps Clinical Psychology

Find unique challenges and rewarding experiences in the mental health field.

There are now openings for Clinical Psychologists in America’s Navy.

Industry: Military, Health Care, Mental Health, Clinic, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Hospital, R&D

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps (graduate degree required)

About this Job: Step into a mental health environment defined by state-of-the-art facilities, progressive thinking and application of the latest techniques. The dedicated group of approximately 130 Navy Clinical Psychologists care for Active Duty and retired servicemembers and their families in a wide variety of settings. In this role:

  • Care for patients in military hospitals and clinics in the U.S. or overseas
  • Offer inpatient care, outpatient care and substance abuse programs
  • Work aboard aircraft carriers or assisting Special Warfare/Special Operations units (such as the Navy SEALs)
  • Serve on the faculty at the Naval Academy or with White House personnel
  • Supervise training at one of the Navy’s American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship programs

Key Opportunities: A clinical psychologist in the Navy does much of what a clinical psychologist in a civilian practice does. There are also distinct professional advantages:

  • Pursue opportunities not readily available in civilian practice
  • Work in exciting locations across the U.S. or around the globe
  • Receive unrivaled clinical care experience
  • Earn excellent compensation among a renowned team of health-care experts
  • Operate with the advantage of having ample resources and support
  • Receive potential graduate school loan repayment assistance
  • Receive paid training and access to Navy-funded continuing education
  • Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a psychologist and a Navy Officer

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required
  • For practicing professionals: Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program or the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 18 to 41
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Physical fitness test: Required
  • Service commitment: Minimum of three years of Active Duty

Learn more about a clinical psychology career in America's Navy – including details on current offers and preferred requirements.