Health Facilities Architect/Engineer

From Biloxi, Mississippi, to Ramstein, Germany, the Air Force has more than 76 health facilities around the world. As a Health Facilities Architect or Engineer, you’ll help ensure that every base has the healthcare facilities they need to keep operating successfully. In fact, you’ll have a hand in everything from design and construction to developing facility master plans and life-cycle management.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Engineering Applied Science
  • Facilities

Career Tasks

  1. Coordinate medical facility site selection and planning processes.
  2. Perform engineering evaluations of building systems and components.
  3. Conduct facility assessment studies to improve the functional use of existing space.
  4. Provide consultant services for code interpretation and compliance.
  5. Identify requirements for medical equipment and furnishings.

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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