Careers Career Paths Air Force Enlisted Job Categories - General Aptitude Area General Area Air Force Jobs Share PINTEREST Email Print MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 08: A U.S. Air Force airman connects electrical cables as he helps set up a 25-bed hospital to aid Liberian health workers infected with Ebola on October 8, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The airmen are constructing the modular hospital, known by the military as an expeditionary medical support system (EMEDS), near the international airport ouside of Monrovia. The airmen will reportedly train U.S. public health service members in using the hospital's medical equipment, but will not be involved in treatment of Ebola patients. John Moore / Getty Images Career Paths US Military Careers Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers Government Careers Finance Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Book Publishing Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More By Rod Powers Rod Powers Air Force NCO Academy Rod Powers was a retired Air Force First Sergeant with 22 years of active duty service. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 06/25/19 The Air Force offers two enlistment options for new recruits. The first one is "guaranteed job," where the applicant has a specific job guaranteed in their enlistment contract. The second option is the "guaranteed aptitude area," where applicants are guaranteed to receive a job in a specific aptitude area, but won't actually find out what the job is until they are in basic training. But the recruit will have a general idea as to what area he/she will be learning at the beginning of their military career immediately after Basic Military Training (BMT). Categorizing Enlisted Jobs The Air Force divides their AFSCs (enlisted jobs) into the following overall categories: OperationsMaintenance & LogisticsSupportMedical & DentalLegal & ChaplainFinance & ContractingSpecial Investigations A recruit will be told what area of skills they will be learning, but will have more specific information than the seven categories above. Air Force General Aptitude Jobs Below are the Air Force enlisted jobs which fall into the "General" aptitude area. Some of these are categorized general mainly due to the challenging nature of the training and education. There are no "guarantees" for instance for Air Force Special Warfare as the recruit has to qualify and pass extensive assessment and selection training to become a member of pararescue or combat control for instance. Click on the link for complete job description and other qualification criteria. Information in the parenthesis indicates the score required in the "General" Category of the Air Force ASVAB Composite Scores. Operations 1A0X1- IN-FLIGHT REFUELING (G-53) 1A1X1C-FLIGHT ENGINEER (G-55) 1A2X1-AIRCRAFT LOADMASTER (G-55) 1A4X1-AIRBORNE BATTLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (G-53) 1C1X1-AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (G-53) 1C2X1-COMBAT CONTROL (G-43) 1C3X1-COMMAND POST (G-48) 1C4X1-TACTICAL AIR COMMAND AND CONTROL (G-48) 1C5X1-AEROSPACE CONTROL AND WARNING SYSTEMS (G-53) 1N0X1-INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS (G-55) 1N1X1-IMAGERY ANALYSIS (G-64) 1N2X1-SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTION (G-52) 1N3X1-CRYPTOLOGIC LINGUIST (G-69) 1N4X1-SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS (G-58) 1N5X1-ELECTRONIC SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE EXPLOITATION (G-69) 1N6X1-ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SECURITY ASSESSMENT (G-52) 1T0X1-SURVIVAL, EVASION, RESISTANCE, AND ESCAPE TRAINING (G-53) 1T1X1-AIRCREW LIFE SUPPORT (G-30) 1T2X1-PARARESCUE (G-43) 1W0X1-WEATHER (G-64/E-50) Maintenance and Logistics 2A7X2-NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION (G-43) 2F0X1-FUELS (M-44/G-39) 2R0X1-MAINTENANCE DATA SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (G-43) 2R1X1-MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING (G-43) Support 3C0X1-COMMUNICATIONS - COMPUTER SYSTEMS OPERATIONS (G-60) 3C0X2-COMMUNICATIONS - COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING (G-60) 3C1X2-ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT (G-43) 3C3X1-COMMUNICATIONS - COMPUTER SYSTEMS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION (G-58) 3E5X1-ENGINEERING (G-48) 3E6X1-OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (G-43) 3E7X1-FIRE PROTECTION (G-39) 3E8X1-EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (G-60/M-55) 3E9X1-READINESS (G-58) 3H0X1-HISTORIAN (G-69) 3M0X1-SERVICES (G-30) 3N0X1-PUBLIC AFFAIRS (G-69) 3N0X2-RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING (G-69) 3N1X1-REGIONAL BAND (G-30) 3N2X1-PREMIER BAND (G-30) 3P0X1-SECURITY FORCES (G-41) 3S1X1- MILITARY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (A-45/G-43) 3S2X1-EDUCATION AND TRAINING (G-56) 3U0X1-MANPOWER AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT (G-64) 3V0X1-VISUAL INFORMATION (G-43) 3V0X2-STILL PHOTOGRAPHIC (G-43) 3V0X3-VISUAL INFORMATION PRODUCTION-DOCUMENTATION (G-58) 4A0X1-HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT (G-43) Medical and Dental 4A1X1-MEDICAL MATERIEL (G-43) 4B0X1-BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (G-48) 4C0X1-MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE (G-53) 4D0X1-DIET THERAPY (G-43) 4E0X1-PUBLIC HEALTH (G-43) 4H0X1-CARDIOPULMONARY LABORATORY (G-43) 4J0X1-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (G-53) 4J0X2-PHYSICAL THERAPY (G-48) 4M0X1-AEROSPACE PHYSIOLOGY (G-43) 4N0X1-MEDICAL SERVICE (G-43) 4N1X1-SURGICAL SERVICE (G-43) 4P0X1-PHARMACY (G-43) 4R0X1-DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING (G-43) 4T0X1-MEDICAL LABORATORY (G-58) 4T0X3-CYTOTECHNOLOGY (G-43) 4V0X1-OPTOMETRY (G-43) 4Y0X1-DENTAL ASSISTANT (G-43) 4Y0X2-DENTAL LABORATORY (G-64) Professional 5J0X1-PARALEGAL (G-50) 5R0X1-CHAPLAIN SERVICE SUPPORT (G-43/A-40) Acquisition 6C0X1-CONTRACTING (G-70) 6F0X1-FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND COMPTROLLER (G-55) Special Investigations * 7S0X1-SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS (G-43) Special Duty Assignments * SDI 8A100- CAREER ASSISTANCE ADVISER (G-45) * SDI 8B000- MILITARY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (G-48) * SDI 8B100- MILITARY TRAINING LEADER (G-48) * SDI 8D000- LINGUIST DEBRIEFER/INTERROGATOR (G-69) * SDI 8E000- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN (G-30) * SDI 8F000- FIRST SERGEANT (G-58/A-45) * SDI 8G000- UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HONOR GUARD (G-30) * SDI 8J000- CORRECTIONAL CUSTODY SUPERVISOR (G-35) * SDI 8P000- COURIER (G-32) * SDI 8R000- RECRUITER (G-30) * SDI 8S100- SENSOR OPERATOR (G-30) * SDI 8T000- PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR (G-30) Special Reporting Identifiers * SDI 9D000- DORMITORY MANAGER (G-45) * SDI 9L000- INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR (G-69) Note: AFSCs (Jobs) with more than one score area listed, require a qualifying score in both areas. For example, in order to qualify for AFSC 5R0X1, Chaplain Service Support, one would need to score at least 43 in the "General" area of the Air Force ASVAB Composite Scores, and at least a 40 in the "Administrative" area of the Air Force ASVAB Composite Scores. * Indicates that the AFSC (Job) is a special duty assignment or other AFSC which is not available to initial recruits.