ASVAB and Air Force Jobs

Basic trainees march to the parade grounds for their graduation from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Photo by Cecilio Ricardo/Courtesy U.S. Air Force
Basic trainees march to the parade grounds for their graduation from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Photo by Cecilio Ricardo/Courtesy U.S. Air Force

Jobs in the Air Force are called Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). To find what jobs you qualify for, the Air Force breaks down your ASVAB subtest scores into groups known as qualification areas. The ASVAB subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Numerical Operations (NO); Coding Speed (CS); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Mechanical Comprehension (MC); Electronics Information (EI); and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE).

* Note that as Numerical Operations (NO) and Coding Speed (CS) subtests are phased out, some qualification area scores may be changed.

Note: The data listed here is subject to change and is only an example of how ASVAB scores are related to job selection for the U.S. Air Force.

The four qualification areas are:

Qualification Area ASVAB Subtests
G - General Verbal Expression (WK plus PC) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
M - Mechanical Mechanical Comprehension (MC), General Science (GS) and 2 times Auto & Shop Information (AS)
A - Administrative Numerical Operations * (NO), Coding Speed * (CS), and Verbal Expression (WK plus PC)
E - Electrical Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Electronics Information (EI), and General Science (GS)

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Scores required for General AFSCs Scores required for Mechanical AFSCs Scores required for Administrative AFSCs Scores required for Electrical AFSCs

General AFSC's

AFSC AIR FORCE JOB TITLE Qualification Area Minimum Scores
1A031 In-Flight Refueling G55
1A231 Aircraft Loadmaster G57
1A431 Airborne Operations Apprentice G55
1A831 Airborne Cryptologic Linguist G72
1C131 Air Traffic Control G55 & M55
1C231* Combat Control G44
1C331 Command Post G49
1C431* TACP G49
1C531 Aerospace Control & Warning Systems G55
1C731 Airfield Management G50 & M40
1N031 Intelligence Applications G57
1N131 Imagery Interpreter G66
1N231 Signals Intelligence Production G53
1N330 Cryptologic Linguist G72
1N431 Signal Intelligence Analysis G62
1N531 Electronic Signals Intel G72
1N631 Electronic System Security G62
1T031* Survival Evasion, Resist & Escape G55
1T231* Pararescue G44
1U031 Unmanned Aerospace Sys Sensor Operator G64 or E54
1W031 Weather G66 & E50
1W032* Special Operations Weather Apprentice G66 & E50
2R031 Maintenance Data Systems Analysis G55
2R131 Maintenance Scheduling G44
2S031 Material Management G44 or A41
2W031 Munitions System M55 or G55
3D032 Cyber Systems Operations G64
3D033 Cyber Security G64
3E433 Pest Management G38
3E531 Engineering G49
3E631 Operations Management G44
3E731 Fire Protection G38
3E831 Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) G64 & M60
3E931 Readiness G62
3M031 Services G24
3N031 Public Affairs G72
3N032** Radio & Television Broadcasting G72
3N033 Graphic Arts Apprentice G44
3N034 Still Photo G44
3N131** Regional Band G24 or A21
3N231** Premier Band G24 or A21
3P031 Security Forces G33
4A031 Health Services Management G44
4A131 Medical Materiel G44
4B031 Bioenvironmental Engineering G49
4C031 Mental Health Service G55
4D031 Diet Therapy G44
4E031 Public Health G44
4H031 Cardiopulmonary   G44
4J032 Physical Medicine Apprentice G49
4M031 Aerospace Physiology G44
4N031 Medical Services G44
4N131 Surgical Services G44
4P031 Pharmacy G44
4R031 Diagnostic Imaging G44
4T031 Medical Laboratory G62
4T032 Histopathology G44
4V031 Optometry G55
4Y031 Dental Assistant G44
4Y032 Dental Lab G66
6C031 Contracting G72
6F031 Financial Management G57
9TG43 General Aptitude Area G44
9TG58 General Aptitude Area G62
9TG64 General Aptitude Area G66
9TG69 General Aptitude Area G72
9TG70 General Aptitude Area G72

* These jobs require a Physical Assessment Stamina Test and are open to Males Only ** These jobs require an audition / test

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Mechanical AFSC's

AFSC AIR FORCE JOB TITLE Qualification Area Minimum Scores
1A731 Aerial Gunner M60 or E45
1P031 Aircrew Flight Equipment M40
2A333 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance M47
2A531 Aerospace Maintenance M47
2A532 Helicopter Maintenance M56
2A631 Aerospace Propulsion Turboprop M56
2A632 Aerospace Ground Equipment M47 & E28
2A633 Aircrew Egress Systems M56
2A634 Aircraft Fuel Systems M47
2A635 Aircraft Hydraulic Systems M56
2A731 Aircraft Metals Technology M47
2A732 NDI M42
2A733 Aircraft Structural Maintenance M47
2A735 Low Observable Aircraft Maintenance M47
2F031 Fuels M47 & G38
2M032 Missile & Space Sys Maintenance M47
2T131 Vehicle Operations M40
2T231 Air Transportation M47 & A28
2T331 Special Purpose Vehicle & Equip Maint M47
2T332 Special Vehicle Maintenance M40
2W031 Munitions System M60 or G57
2W131 Aircraft Armament Systems M60 or E45
2W231 Nuclear Weapons M60
3E032 Electrical Power Production M56 & E40
3E131 Heating, Vent, Air Cond & Refriger M47 or E28
3E231 Pavements And Construction Equip M40
3E331 Structural M47
3E431 Utilities System M47
3E432 Liquid Fuel System Maintenance M47
3E831 Explosive Ordinance Disposal M55 & G60
9S100 Technical Applications Specialist** M88 & E85
9TM44 Mechanical Aptitude Area M47
9TM51 Mechanical Aptitude Area M56
9TM55 Mechanical Aptitude Area M60

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Administrative AFSC's

AFSC AIR FORCE JOB TITLE Qualification Area Minimum Scores
1C032 Operations Resource Management A41
2G031 Logistics Plans A56
2T031 Traffic Management A35
2T337 Vehicle Maint Control & Analysis A41
3D031 Knowledge Operations Management A47
3S031 Personnel A41
9TA45 Administrative Aptitude Area A41
9TA61 Administrative Aptitude Area A56

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Electrical AFSC's

AFSC AIR FORCE JOB TITLE Qualification Area Minimum Scores
1A311 Airborne Communication Systems E70
1C631 Space Systems Operations E60
2A031 Avionics Test Station & Component E70
2A331 Avionic Attack control Systems E70
2A332 Avionic Systems E70
2A533 Bomber Avionics Systems E70
2A636 Aircraft Electrical & Environmental Sys E61 & M41
2M031 Missile & Space Sys Electronics Maint E70
2M033 Missile & Space Facilities E70
2P031 Precision Measurement Equip Lab E70
3D131 Client Systems E60
3D132 Cyber Transport Systems E70
3D133 RF Transmission Systems E70
3D134 Spectrum Operations E60
3D135 Ground Radar Systems E70
3D136 Airfield Systems E70
3D137 Cable and Antenna Systems E55 & M55
3E031 Electrical Systems E35 & M35
4A231 Biomedical Equipment E70 & M60
9TE67 Electronic Aptitude Area E70

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