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Florida Tech Times Higher EducationTimes Higher Education ranks Florida Tech in the Top 200 Universities in the World! Additionally, Florida Tech was noted for a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the citations category, making it #10 in the world for citations.

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Florida Tech Fiske Guide to CollegesFlorida Tech is one of just nine public and private schools in Florida recognized by the 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide places Florida Tech in the "inexpensive" category for private schools and lists it under the heading, "Engineering/Top Technical Institutes."

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Incredible Alumni

Florida Tech AlumniFlorida Tech alumni number more than 50,000!

They include the first female four-star general, Ann E. Dunwoody, and dozens of other military officers; a National Teacher of the Year, Tracey Bailey; the director of a NASA center; five astronauts who have flown on the space shuttle; an Olympic medalist; and a major league pitcher among thousands of engineers, scientists, pilots, entrepreneurs, and more.

Careers in Interdisciplinary Science with a Military Focus

Florida Tech's Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Science with a military focus prepares students with a desire to serve their country as a military officer in a science-based occupation. Among other things, the Military Science option prepares Florida Tech ROTC cadets to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.

Career Outlook

In today's integrated business environment, employees need different skills to not only do their job but also stay relevant in the workplace. Military science jobs are just one of the career options that await those with an interdisciplinary military science degree.

Officers in the military serve as professionals in medical, legal, engineering and other fields, working in such specific areas as aerospace, environmental science, health care technology, personnel administration, purchasing, research and development.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. Engineering, science and technical personnel in the military use specialized knowledge in military science jobs to operate technical equipment, provide and interpret information or conduct research. Military science jobs typically specialize in one area such as information technology, environmental health and safety, or intelligence.

In addition to military science jobs, the demand for other occupations is also poised to grow. Medical scientists demand, for example, is expected to experience a 36 percent increase from 2010 to 2020. These scientists conduct research designed to improve human health. The BLS reports that employment for biochemists or biophysicists is projected to increase by 31 percent by 2020. Work in this science career involves the study of chemical and physical principles of living things as well as biological processes including cell development, growth and heredity.

Career Options

Military science jobs are projected to remain in demand indefinitely, even with the draw down of forces in various regions of armed conflict. In fact, the BLS estimates that 165,000 personnel must be recruited each year to replace military personnel who retire or complete their service commitment.

Specific military science jobs include:

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Medical Scientist

Other military science jobs and similar occupations available are:

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist
  • Biochemist and Biophysicist
  • Biological Technician
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist and Materials Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Food Scientist and Technologist
  • Forester
  • Hydrologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physicist and Astronomer
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Psychiatrist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Veterinarian

Entry-Level Salary Expectations

PayScale.com is an online salary information company providing real-time information on job market compensation. The site reports on many jobs and can provide insight on what you might expect for entry-level income in interdisciplinary science or military science jobs upon graduation.

Medical Scientist/Technology: $49,600 – $60,200
Biochemist: $ $43,200 – $88,500
Biotechnology: $41,400 – $82,800
Aerospace Engineering: $62,500 – $118,000
Physics: $51,200 – $99,100

Check PayScale.com for the most recent information on your chosen interdisciplinary science career or military science jobs.