Behavioral Sciences/Human Factors Scientist

Life in the service can have an effect on Airmen and their families. Conducting systematic research and analysis, Behavioral Sciences and Human Factors Scientists provide deep insight into human behavior of those who serve. Whether through monitoring and observation or carefully developed projects and activities, these experts help enhance the safety and effectiveness of our Airmen as they complete their respective missions.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Natural Science
  • Mental Health
  • Allied Health

Career Tasks

  1. Conduct and manage research on human dynamics of service activities and analyze subsequent results.
  2. Develop new methods and techniques to solve scientific and operational problems.
  3. Serve as a technical consultant on scientific boards and committees.
  4. Advise leadership regarding behavioral science implications.
  5. Coordinate research efforts with related and interested agencies.

Service Commitment A Duty and an Honor

After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year, active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year, active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective training. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

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