Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy)

What Does An Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy) Do?

A nuclear machinist mate is a mechanic who works on the nuclear power generation systems on an aircraft carrier or submarine.

How Do I Become An Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy)?

A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to be admitted into the US Navy. Applicants must also be US citizens, at least 17 years old, and able to pass a drug test. In addition, they may not have been convicted of a felony and be able to pass a background investigation. There are other physical requirements that must be met including attending an eight-week boot camp.

What is the Average Salary For An Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy)?

High – 120,000
Median – 40,000
Low – 19,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy)?

  • Science – As much as possible!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For An Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy)?

Members of the US Navy will be stationed at various locations around the world. Any military position can potentially be dangerous, and will likely involve being transferred to many different locations throughout a career. A boatswain’s mate spends the majority of their time outside, and most of their work is very physical in nature.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Nuclear Machinist Mate (US Navy)?

The job outlook for jobs in the military (in general) looks good over the next 10 years.