Air Force Careers & Required ASVAB Scores

The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a multiple choice test given by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command to determine which job you will be best qualified for upon enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.  After completing the ASVAB and receiving your score, you can then decide which job, from the list of eligible jobs for your particular score you would like to choose for your career in the military. Jobs in the Army and Marine Corps are referred to as an “MOS” or Military Occupational Specialty and in the Air Force it jobs are referred to as an “AFSC” or Air Force Specialty Code.  The Navy and Coast Guard refer to their jobs as “ratings” or “rate” for short.  The following will give you a breakdown of job codes and their required ASVAB scores for each military branch. 

The ASVAB is broken down into

subtests.  Composite scores are figured from the ASVAB subtest scores and are used to help classify new recruits into military occupations.  Each branch of service assembles its own set of composites based on the combination of subtests that correlate to the jobs they have available.  The subtest for the ASVAB are as follows: General Science(GS), Arithmetic Reasoning(AR), Word Knowledge(WK), Paragraph Comprehension(PC), Numerical Operations(NO), Coding Speed(CS), Auto and Shop(AS), Mathematics Knowledge(MK), Mechanical Comprehension(MC), Electronics Information(EI) and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension(VE).  The following chart indicates the composite scores that are computed for each branch of service, which category they fall under and how they are computed.

 

ASVAB and Air Force

The Air Force breaks down the ASVAB subtest scores into qualification areas to determine which jobs you are best suited for.  These qualification areas and the set of composites that make up each are as follows:

 

 

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

The following are the Air Forces AFSC’s and their required ASVAB scores:

 

Mechanical AFSC

AFSC

Air Force Job Title

Minimum Score

1A131

Flight Engineer

M44 and E33

1A711

Aerial Gunner

M55 or E46

2A333

Tactical Aircraft Maintenance

M44

2A531

Aerospace Maintenance

M44

2A532

Helicopter Maintenance

M51

2A631

Aerospace Propulsion

M38

2A632

Aerospace Ground Equipment

M44 & E33

2A633

Aircrew Egress Systems

M51

2A634

Aircraft Fuel Systems

M44

2A635

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

M51

2A731

Aircraft Metals Technology

M44

2A733

Aircraft Structural Maintenance

M44

2A734

Survival Equipment

M38

2E632

Communications Cable Systems

M44

2F031

Fuels

M44 & G39

2M032

Missile & Space Sys Maintenance

M44

2T131

Vehicle Operations

M38

2T231

Air Transportation

M44 & A32

2T331

Special Purpose Veh & Equip Maint

M44

2T332

Special Vehicle Maintenance

M38

2T334

General Purpose Veh Maintenance

M44

2T335

Vehicle Body Maintenance

M51

2W031

Munitions System

M55 or G55

2W131

Aircraft Armament Systems

M55 or E46

2W231

Nuclear Weapons

M55

3E032

Electrical Power Production

M51 & E43

3E131

Heating, Vent, Air Cond & Refriger

M44 or E33

3E231

Pavements And Construction Equip

M38

3E331

Structural

M44

3E431

Utilities System

M44

3E432

Liquid Fuel System Maintenance

M44

3E831

Explosive Ordenance Disposal

M55 & G60

9S100

Applied Geophysics

M83 & E81

9TM44

Mechanical Aptitude Area

M44

9TM51

Mechanical Aptitude Area

M51

9TM55

Mechanical Aptitude Area

M55

Administrative AFSC

AFSC

Air Force Job Title

Minimum Score

1C031

Airfield Management

A45

1C032

Operations Resource Management

A45

2G031

Logistics Plans

A61

2S031

Supply Management

A45 or G43

2S032

Supply Systems

A51

2T031

Traffic Management

A40

2T337

Vehicle Maint Control & Analysis

A45

3A031

Information Management

A32

3C131

Radio Communications Systems

A45

3N131

Regional Band

G30 or A27

3N231

Premier Band

G30 or A27

3S031

Personnel

A45

9TA45

Administrative Aptitude Area

A45

Electrical AFSC

AFSC

Air Force Job Title

Minimum Score

1A311

Airborne Communication Systems

E67

1A511

Airborne Missions Systems

E67

1C631

Space Systems Operations

E58

2A031

Avionics Test Station & Component

E67

2A131

Avionic Sensors Maintenance

E72

2A132

Avionic Guidance & Control Systems

E67

2A133

Communication & Navigation Systems

E67

2A134

Airborne Surveillance Radar System

E67

2A137

Electronic Warfare Systems

E67

2A331

F-15/F-111 Avionic Systems

E67

2A332

F-16 Avionic Systems

E67

2A431

Aircraft Guidance & Control

E67

2A432

Aircraft Comm & Nav Systems

E67

2A433

A/C Command Control Comm & Nav Sys

E67

2A533

Bomber Avionics Systems

E67

2A636

Aircraft Elec & Environmental Sys

E60 & M45

2E031

Ground Radar System

E67

2E131

Satellite & Wideband Comm Equipm

E67

2E132

Meteorological & Navigational Sys

E67

2E133

Ground Radio Communications

E67

2E134

Visual Imagery & Intrusion Detect

E67

2E231

Elec Computer & Switching Systems

E67

2E633

Telephone Systems

E46

2M031

Missile & Space Sys Electr Maint

E67

2M033

Missile & Space Facilities

E50

2P031

Precision Measurement Equip Lab

E67

2W131

Aircraft Armament Systems

M55 or E46

3C231

Communication Computer Sys Control

E67

3E031

Electrical Systems

E33

3E131

Heating, Vent, Air Cond & Refriger

M44 or E33

4A231

Biomedical Equipment

E67

9TE67

Electronic Aptitude Area

E67

9TE72

Electronic Aptitude Area

E72

 

 

 

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