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ASVAB Scores For Air Force Jobs

Air Force jobs are considered Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC).

The Air Force judges new recruits in four areas:

  • Administrative (A)
  • Electronics (E)
  • General (G)
  • Mechanical (M)

With the exception of the Coast Guard, the Air Force has the highest ASVAB test score requirements for entry.

They require candidates to have a minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score of 36 with a High School diploma, and 50 with a GED.

Given the exceptional nature of their overall mission, this is not a surprise.

See a list of all 135 Air Force jobs and their required ASVAB scores below:

ASVAB Scores For Air Force Jobs

AFSCAir Force Job TitleRequired ASVAB Scores
1A0X1In-Flight Refueling SpecialistG55
1A1X1Flight EngineerG55
1A2X1Aircraft LoadmasterG57
1A3X1Airborne Mission Systems SpecialistG55
1A6X1Flight AttendantG55
1A8X2Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and ReconnaissanceG55
1A8X1Airborne Cryptologic Language AnalystG72
1A9X1Special Mission AviatorG55
1B4X1Cyber Warfare OperationsG55
1C0X2Aviation Resource ManagementG55
1C1X1Air Traffic ControllerG55 & M55
1C2X1Combat ControllerG44
1C3X1Command and Control OperationsG49
1C5X1Command and Control Battle Management OperationsG49
1C4X1Tactical Air Control PartyG49
1C6X1Space Systems OperationsE60
1C7X1Airfield ManagementG50 & M40
1C8X3Radar, Airfield & Weather SystemsG49
1N0X1Operations IntelligenceG57
1N1X1Geospatial IntelligenceG57
1N2X1Signals Intelligence AnalystG62
1N3X1Cryptologic Language AnalystG72
1N4X1Fusion AnalystG49
1N7X1Human Intelligence SpecialistG49
N/ATargeting AnalystG49
1T0X1Survival Evasion, Resist & Escape (SERE)G55
1T2X1Pararescue – PJ’sG44
1U0X1Sensor OperatorG64 or E54
1U1X1Remotely Piloted Aircraft PilotG64 or E54
1W0X1WeatherG66 & E50
1W0X2Special Operations WeatherG66 & E50
2S0X1Materiel ManagementG44 or A41
2W0X1Munitions SystemM60 or G57
3D0X2Cyber Systems OperationsG64
3D0X3Cyber SuretyG64
3D0X4Computer Systems ProgrammingG64
3D1X1Client SystemsE60
3D1X2Cyber Transport SystemsE70
3E4X3Pest ManagementG38
3E5X1EngineeringG49
3E6X1Operations ManagementG44
3E7X1Fire ProtectionG38
3E8X1Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)M55 & G60
3E9X1Emergency ManagementG62
3F1X1ServicesG24
3F2X1Education and TrainingG24
3F3X1ManpowerG24
3F4X1Equal OpportunityG24
3F5X1AdministrationG24
3G0X1Air National Guard Strength ManagementG24
3H0X1HistorianG24
3N0X2Broadcast JournalistG72
3N0X5PhotojouranlistG72
3N1X1Regional BandG24 or A21
3N2X1Premier BandG24 or A21
3P0X1Security ForcesG33
4A0X1Health Services ManagementG44
4A1X1Medical MaterialG44
4A2X1Biomedical EquipmentE70 & M60
4B0X1Bioenvironmental EngineeringG49
4C0X1Mental Health ServiceG55
4D0X1Diet TherapyG44
4E0X1Public HealthG44
4H0X1Cardiopulminary LaboratoryG44
4J0X2 & 4J0X2APhysical MedicineG49
4M0X1Aerospace and Operational PhysiologyG44
4N0X1Aerospace Medical ServicesG44
4N1X1Surgical ServicesG44
4P0X1PharmacyG44
4R0X1Diagnostic ImagingG44
4T0X1Medical LaboratoryG62
4T0X2HistopathologyG44
42EXOptometryG55
4Y0X1 & 4Y0X1HDental AssistantG44
4Y0X2Dental LabG66
5J0X1ParalegalG72
5R0X1Religious AffairsG72
6C0X1ContractingG72
7S0X1Special InvestigationsG72
6F0X1Financial Management and ComptrollerG57
1P0X1Aircrew Flight EquipmentM40
1S0X1SafetyG49
2A6X3Aircrew Egress SystemsM56
2A6X4Aircraft Fuel SystemsM47
2A6X5Aircraft Hydraulic SystemsM56
2A6X6Aircraft Electrical and Environmental SystemsE61 & M41
2A7X1Aircraft Metals TechnologyM47
2A7X2Nondestructive InspectionM42
2A7X3Aircraft Structural MaintenanceM47
2A7X5Low Observable Aircraft MaintenanceM47
2A8X1Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission SystemsM47
2A8X2Mobility Air Forces Integrated Instrument and Flight Control SystemsM47
2A9X1Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission SystemsM47
2A9X2Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control SystemsM47
2A9X3Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated AvionicsM47
2F0X1FuelsM47 & G38
2W1X1Aircraft Armament SystemsM60 or E45
2W2X1Nuclear WeaponsM60
3E0X2Electrical Power ProductionM56 & E40
3E1X1Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & RefrigerationM47 or E28
3E2X1Pavements and Construction EquipmentM40
3E3X1StructuralM47
3E4X1Water and Fuel Systems MaintenanceM47
2G0X1Logistics PlansA56
2T0X1Traffic ManagementM40
2T1X1Ground TransportationM47 & A28
2T2X1Air TransportationM47 & A28
2T3X7Vehicle ManagementM40
2T3X1Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment MaintenanceM47
2T3X7Fleet Management and AnalysisA41
3D0X1Knowledge Operations ManagementA47
3F0X1PersonnelA41
2A0X1Avionics Test Stations & ComponentE70
2A2X1SOF/PR Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission SystemsG64 or E54
2A2X2SOF/PR Integrated Instrument and Flight Control SystemsG64 or E54
2A2X3SOF/PR Integrated Electronic Warfare SystemsG64 or E54
2A3X8Fighter/Remotely Piloted Aircraft MaintenanceG64 or E54
2A3X7Tactical Aircraft MaintenanceG64 or E54
2A3X4Fighter Aircraft Integrated AvionicsE70
2A3X5Advanced Fighter Aircraft Integrated AvionicsE70
2A5X1Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft MaintenanceM56
2A5X2Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft MaintenanceM56
2A5X4Refuel/Bomber Aircraft MaintenanceM47
2A6X1Aerospace PropulsionM56
2A6X2Aerospace Ground EquipmentM47 & E28
2M0X2Missile & Space Systems MaintenanceM47
2M0X1Missile & Space Systems Electronic MaintenanceE70
2M0X3Missile & Space FacilitiesE70
2P0X1Precision Measurement Equipment LaboratoryE70
2R0X1Maintenance Management AnalysisE70
2R1X1Maintenance Management ProductionE70
3D1X3RF Transmission SystemsE70
3D1X4Spectrum OperationsE60
3D1X7Cable and Antenna SystemsE55 & M55
3E0X1Electrical SystemsE35 & M35

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Air Force job requires the highest ASVAB score?

Generally speaking, any jobs in the Cryptologic, Cyber Security / Operations, Medical, or Financial fields require the highest ASVAB scores.

For example, an Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst (1A8X1) requires a General score of 70.

What’s the minimum ASVAB score to join the Air Force?

In order to qualify, your AFQT score must be a minimum of 36 if you have a High School diploma, and 50 for GED holders. 

The highest you can score on the test is 99, which would place you in the 99th percentile.

What ASVAB score is necessary to become an Air Force pilot?

In order to qualify as an Air Force pilot, you actually have to take a different test called the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, or AFOQT.

A minimum score of 25 on the pilot portion, 10 in the navigator portion, and a combined score of 50 for both the pilot and navigator portion is required to be considered for a pilot slot.

What’s considered a good score for the Air Force?

In general, an AFQT score of 45 and above would qualify you for most Air Force jobs.

Of course, depending on the job you want, you would want to get the highest score possible.

Which leads us to our next frequently asked question…

How many times can I take the ASVAB?

If you’re not satisfied with your ASVAB score, it is possible to retake the test.

The US military allows you to retake the ASVAB test as many times as you’d like, provided that you wait a minimum of 1 calendar month for the first 2 retakes, and 6 calendar months for all subsequent retests.

Scores are valid for up to 2 years after your last test date.

ASVAB Score Requirements For Other Branches:

Army

Navy

Marine Corps

Coast Guard

References

Air Force official website

Air Force recruiting

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