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Naval Job Descriptions
Nuclear Engineering Specialists
- A great deal of training is required to become a Navy nuclear specialist.nuclear danger image by dpaint from Fotolia.com
Navy nuclear engineering specialists spend a great deal of time in training. Math and other intellectual skills are required in order to even qualify for the field. These men and women maintain nuclear reactors on ships and submarines. They also apply many different nuclear engineering skills to complex operational problems. They might mill special reactor valves or recalibrate reactor panels and switches.
Navy Intelligence Specialist
- Navy intelligence specialists often perform highly classified jobs.Key secret image by Primabild from Fotolia.com
These specialists are involved in the collection and interpretation of intelligence (especially of the secret variety) pertaining to the nation's enemies. They also work with collected visual and audio aids such as photographs as well as intercepted communications. They then develop reports, charts and maps, create reports and then present their findings to superiors.
Navy Special Warfare and Special Operations
- Navy special warfare sailors specialize in neutralizing a variety of threats.Main Battle Assault Rifle image by Peter Orsaeo Sr from Fotolia.com
The Navy special warfare and special operations field includes Navy SEAL work. In addition, it also includes classified small boat operations. Sailors in this job category generally specialize in neutralizing threats. In addition to combat warfare, other work includes helping to rescue people in distress. Some sailors in this field also assist in recovering lost equipment in the deeps. Much of the work done by these sailors is classified.
- Some Navy hospital corpsmen work as emergency medical technicians.emergency image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.com
These sailors perform a wide variety of medically related jobs. After initial general medical training, hospital corpsmen go on to serve at Navy hospitals, on ships and submarines and with the Marine Corps. General corpsmen may work on inpatient wards or in outpatient clinic settings. Many go on to advanced skills that include emergency medicine, nuclear medicine technology and physical therapy.
- Navy information system specialists maintain all of the Navy's information systems.public computers image by araraadt from Fotolia.com
Sailors working as information technologists are responsible for the Navy's state-of-the-art information systems. Some write computer programs while others work on hardware. Still others design and then install local and wide-area computer networks. Others are trained to work as telecommunications technology specialists. Many of the jobs performed by these information technology specialists can be of a classified nature. They're often the technicians called on to diagnose and fix issues with microcomputer systems as well.