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Medical Careers

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Practice worldwide

Whether you’re stateside at a hospital or abroad on a warship, Sailors in Navy medical jobs are the backbone of the fleet. Ranging from emergency medicine to forensic toxicology, medical jobs in the military cover a wide span of specialties and needs. Our Sailors carry out the most important humanitarian missions in the world and as part of our Medical Corps, your expertise means everything to those in need.

Whether you want to go to med school or try something new, let the Navy invest in your education.

We offer a variety of educational assistance options, from scholarships to financial reimbursement and salary advances. Explore opportunities in NROTC, such as the Nurse Option scholarship, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to determine what's best for you, or chat with a Recruiter to get the latest details.

For medical students who want to become Navy Physicians and dental students looking to become Navy Dentists, you can graduate debt-free from the medical or dental school of your choice through the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) or you can receive a monthly salary and housing allowance through the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP).

As a medical or dental Resident, you may qualify for supplemental income through the Navy Financial Assistance Program (FAP). For details about education for specific medical careers, select the job below. You can also find more details about education opportunities for Enlisted Sailors or Officers here.

Pay and Benefits
Pay & Benefits
Keeping the fleet healthy comes with rewards.

Depending on your job, Navy pay and benefits will flex to fit your role. You can rely on regular promotions, pay increases and world-class benefits that rival any civilian employer. Many Sailors can even qualify for sign-on bonuses depending on their field. Sailors in the Medical Corps can enjoy:  

  • Up to a six-figure signing bonus
  • 100% health care coverage for you & your family
  • Tuition assistance, free college education & medical school loan repayment
  • Navy-funded advanced training
  • Housing stipends & monthly military salary
  • Retirement savings & income

Find out more about Navy pay and benefits now.

Reserve Opportunities
Reserve Opportunities
Pursue your civilian practice while caring for Sailors.

There are part-time Navy Reserve opportunities for Enlisted Sailors and Officers in medical jobs. You can keep many of your full-time benefits while serving only one weekend a month and two weeks a year for annual training. As a Navy Reserve Sailor or Officer, you can build your private practice at home and still be part of humanitarian missions with America’s Navy.

To find out what the exact Reserve requirements are for the career you’re interested in, select one of the jobs below to learn more.

Discover more about life in the Navy Reserve here.


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