Medical Overview


Military Sealift Command recruits healthcare providers with seagoing experience. The mission will take you all over the globe while offering steady pay, federal job security, benefits, paid hands-on training, and career advancement opportunities. Other advantages include diversity of fleet and platforms, overtime pay, flexible career paths, service to country and the camaraderie that comes with life at sea.

The Medical Services Officer (MSO) serves as the medical department on-board ship and works independently under a physician’s license. As the department head and sole care provider, the MSO provides medical care equivalent to a Navy Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman (IDC) in occupational and non-occupational medical treatment, maintains the SAMS database, performs shipboard emergency medical care, including CPR and use of automated external defibrillator, manages occupational health & safety and preventive medicine programs, provides preventive health education and CPR training. This is the ideal position for Independent Duty Corpsman or licensed registered nurses or licensed physician assistants with seagoing experience.

MSC regularly hosts job fairs for those interested in a maritime career. We encourage people from a variety of backgrounds such as veterans, civilian mariners, maritime school graduates and more to attend and learn more about a maritime job or career. For more information about MSC employment and the application process, click the Career Avenues button to the right that best matches your background or find a job fair near you.

For a complete description of duties and requirements, click the position listed below.

In addition to your primary position, interested CIVMARs may apply to serve in our Surface Rescue Swimmer Program (SRS) as a collateral duty. Contact a recruiter for additional requirements/qualifications.

PositionsBase Salary
Medical Services Officer$74,677

Current Open Medical Positions

The following position in the medical department is now accepting applications.

Currently, there are no job opportunities in this department. Contact us directly.