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More than 6,000 Commissioned Corps officers work on the front lines of public health-fighting disease, responding to emergencies, conducting research, and caring for patients in underserved communities. Corps members serve in 11 professions with a wide range of specialties within Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Click on a profession below to learn more about what we do, pay and benefits, requirements, and officer bios.

Physician Pharmacist
Nurse Dentist

Dietitian Mental/Behavioral Health
Engineer Scientist
Environmental Health Therapist
Health Services Veterinarian
  • Clinical specialties
  • clinical psychologists
  • dental hygienists
  • podiatrists
  • Health education and administration specialties
  • medical technologists
  • optometrists
  • physician assistants
  • social workers
  • technology/computer science


Click on a link below to visit a Web site dedicated to your profession.

Physician Pharmacist
Nurse Dentist

Dietitian Scientist
Engineer Therapist
Environmental Health Veterinarian
Health Services


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Last updated on 10/28/2008