Air Force Enlisted Jobs: Specialty Codes
Air Force Specialty Codes And Career Fields
In the Air Force, enlisted jobs are known as "AFSCs," or "Air Force Specialty Codes."
The Air Force divides their AFSCs (enlisted jobs) into the following overall categories:
Maintenance & Logistics,
Medical & Dental,
Legal & Chaplain,
Finance & Contracting, and
Withing these categories, AFSCs are further assigned to "career fields." A career field may have one AFSC assigned to it, or it may have several.
AFSCs with similar functions are grouped together in the same career field.
1A - Aircrew Operations - The duties within Aircrew Operations include resolving all types of problems that can make an aircraft unable to perform it's mission. Such skills as fixing airborne systems equipment that involve computer systems, radar and radio systems, and surveillance systems operations activities. The following is a complete listing of AFSCs for the Aircrew Operations Career Field.
1A0XX In-Flight Refueling
1A1XX Flight Engineer
1A2XX Aircraft Loadmaster
1A3XX Airborne Mission System
1A4XX Airborne Operations
1A6XX Flight Attendant
1A7XX Aerial Gunner
1A8XX Airborne Cryptologic Linguist
1A9X1 - Special Missions Aviation
1B - Cyberspace Career Field - As a part of cyberspace warfare operations, this career field works with surveillance, combat, reporting and network management systems. The goal is to protect data and network systems beyond passive defense measures.
Some operations are in support of intelligence operations as well.
1B4XX Cyberspace Defense Operations
1C - Command & Control Systems Operations - The Command and Control Systems Operations Career Field involve aerospace surveillance and aerospace vehicle detection, including missile warning systems, This career field include CCT, TACP, and Air Traffic control and get highly involved with close air support, tactical air reconnaissance.
Many within this career field assist forward air controllers in tactical air mission planning and operation and provide terminal strike control as interim substitutes for forward air controllers in emergency conditions.
1C0XX Aviation Resource Management
1C1XX Air Traffic Control
1C2XX Combat Control
1C3XX Command Post
1C4XX Tactical Air Control Party
1C5XX Command and Control Battle Management Operations
1C6XX Space Systems Operations
1C7XX Airfield Management
1N - Intelligence - All forms of military intelligence is gathered, analyzed and processed to help combat operations doe their job accurately and with precision to assist with target acquisition and recognition.
1N0XX Operations Intelligence
1N1XX Geospatial Intelligence
1N2XX Signals Intelligence Analyst
1N3XX Cryptologic Language Analyst
1N4XX Network Intelligence Analyst
1P - Aircrew Flight Equipment - Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialists manage, performs, and schedules inspections, maintenance, and adjustments of assigned aircrew flight equipment (AFE), aircrew chemical defense equipment (ACDE), associated supplies, and inventories assets. They are the life support of the aircraft.
1POXX Aircrew Flight Equipment
1S - Safety - This is not an entry-level job and requires a seasoned, mature, airman to be able to manages and conduct safety programs.
This career field will also analyze mishap causes and trends, and assesses risk. They also provides risk management and mitigation consultation as well as conducts safety education.
1T - Aircrew Protection - These special bred of airmen help to train and rescue down pilots through SERE training programs as well as part of Special Operations Command with Pararescue Airmen. Together, this career field help prepare pilots and crew for the unforeseen and will live up to their motto, "So others may live".
1T0XX Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
1U - Unmanned Aerospace Systems (UAS) - UAS Sensor Operators perform duties as a mission crew member on unmanned aerospace systems. They employ airborne sensors in manual or computer-assisted modes to actively and/or passively acquire, track, and monitor airborne, maritime and ground objects / targets.
1U0XX Career RPA Sensor Operator
1W - Weather - Using an entire array of fixed and deployable meteorological sensors to measure and evaluate atmospheric and space weather conditions, the weather career field members observe, record, and disseminate weather data and information.
MAINTENANCE & LOGISTICS
2A - Aerospace Maintenance - Maintenance airmen perform and supervise aviation equipment maintenance functions and activities. A focus on operational success requires inspections, repairs, maintenance, and servicing of aviation and support equipment (SE).
2A0XX Avionics Test Station and Components
2A3XX Avionics Systems
2A5XX Aerospace Maintenance
2A6XX Aerospace Propulsion
2A7XX Aircraft Metals Technology
2E - Comm-Elec / WireSystems Maintenance - These highly skilled airmen are critical to the inner workings of all computer and electronic systems on and controlling aircraft - both manned and unmanned.
2E1XX Satellite, Wideband and Telemetry Systems
2E2XX Network Infrastructure Systems
2E6XX Communication Cable and Antenna Systems
2F - Fuels - Maintenance, storage, quality, security, as well as in-flight refueling equipment must to functioning properly in order the for Air Force operations to conduct missions.
2G - Logistics Plans - Moving equipment and people from one place to another requires organizational and attention to detail to conduct operations all over the world. These airmen are some of the well trained and highly organized people in the military.
2M - Missile & Space Systems Maintenance - Maintenance Specialists in this career field monitor, operate, and supervise operation of consoles, fault display panels, and other equipment. These technicians monitor status of missiles, UAVs, boosters, payloads, subsystems, and support equipment.
2P - Precision Measurement - Airmen in this career field are responsible for testing, measurement, and diagnostic equipment (TMDE), including precision measurement equipment laboratory (PMEL). They inspect, align, troubleshoot, and repair to PMEL standards.
2R - Maintenance Management Systems - This career field makes sure everything works and is scheduled for routine maintenance before it malfunctions. They plan and schedule aerospace vehicle maintenance and utilization requirements and develop plans and establish production schedules to meet mission requirements.The types of systems are aerospace vehicles, AGE, munitions, missiles, space systems, and associated support systems through maintenance phases.
2R0XX Maintenance Management Analysis
2R1XX Maintenance Management Production
2T0XX Traffic Management
2T1XX Vehicle Operations
2T2XX Air Transportation
2T3XX Vehicle Maintenance
2W - Munitions & Weapons - The maintenance, storage, and repair of highly technical weapons systems and munitions is the job this career field focuses on in support of military operations.
3A - Information Management
3C - Communication-Computer Systems
3C0XX Communication-Computer Systems
3C1XX Information Systems Technology
3C2XX Network Integration
3D - Cyberspace Support - Cyberspace support airmen manage process of planning, coordinating, sharing, and controlling organization’s data assets. Updates or uses data vocabularies and metadata catalog, enabling data to be accessed, tagged, and searched regardless of physical location, media, source, owner, or other defining characteristics
3D0XX Knowledge Operations Management
3D1XX Client Systems
3E - Civil Engineering - Building structures, living quarters, as well as water and fuel systems and explosive ordnance disposal are some of the many jobs performed by the engineers in the Air Force.
3E0XX Electrical Systems
3E1XX Heating, Ventilation, AC, Refrigeration
3E2XX Pavement and Construction Equipment
3E4XX Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance
3E6XX Operations Management
3E7XX Fire Protection
3E8XX Explosive Ordnance Disposal
3E9XX Emergency Management
3N - Public Affairs - Any announcement or press release from the Air Force will be produced by Public Affairs specialists. Trained in multi-media communication methods from print, video, audio, and internet / digital, and all forms of media, the public affairs personnel enable the Air Force to control the message and update the public.
3N0XX Public Affairs
3N1XX Regional Band
3N2XX Premier Band
3P - Security Forces (Military Police) - Military police guard, protect and and secure all equipment, people on bases all over the world.
3S - Mission Support - Personnel and manpower are part of any large organization. Mission Support specialists make sure the military manning requirements are fulfilled and up to date with the necessary training and work support.
3S1XX Equal Opportunity
3S2XX Education and Training
MEDICAL & DENTAL
4A-V - Medical - Medical benefits for all military members requires highly qualified members of the military to be skills in medical procedures. This career field assists doctors, nurses, and hospital administration with their duties and are the backbone of the military medical system.
4A0XX Health Services Management
4A1XX Medical Material
4A2XX Biomedical Equipment
4B0XX Bioenvironmental Engineering
4C0XX Mental Health Service
4D0XX Diet Therapy
4E0XX Public Health
4H0XX Cardiopulmonary Laboratory
4J0XX Physical Medicine
4M0XX Aerospace and Operational Physiology
4N0XX Aerospace Medical Service
4N1XX Surgical Service
4R0XX Diagnostic Imaging
4T0XX Medical Laboratory
4Y - Dental - Every airman has medical and dental care. These are the health care professionals who provide oral and dental care for all members on base.
5J - Paralegal - JAG officers prepare large amounts of paperwork for their case loads. Paralegals are JAG assistants who help the lawyers do their jobs.
5R - Chaplain Assistant - Religious services are also a part of military life if members choose to take advantage of the services provided by both the Air Force Chaplain and their assistants.
6C - Contracting - Contracting specialists advise government and contractor personnel on contracting-related issues by obtaining data on marketing trends, supply sources, and trade information.
6F - Financial - Financial technicians accounts for cash, checks, and other negotiable instruments. They process commitments and obligations, payments, and collections as well as serves as financial advisor to commanders and resource managers
7S - Special Investigations (OSI) - This is an advanced career path that is not an entry level position. They conducts criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, personal background, and technical services investigations and special inquiries and manage special investigations activities.
SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS
Special Duty Assignments are usually jobs that a member performs temporarily, working outside of their normal AFSC. When the special duty tour is completed, members usually return to their primary AFSC (enlisted job). Examples would be recruiter, first sergeant, or military training instructor.
8X - Special Duty Identifiers - There are many auxiliary jobs within the Air Force. From Postal Service, recruiting, to Honor Guards for ceremonies, there are jobs in the Air Force that require special training.
8A1XX Career Assistance Adviser
8A2XX Enlisted Aide
8B0XX Military Training Instructor
8B1XX Military Training Leader
8B2XX Academy Military Training NCO
8C0XX Airmen/Family Readiness Center
8D0XX Strategic Debriefer
8F0XX First Sergeant
8G0XX Honor Guard
8H0XX Airman Dorm Leader
8P1XX Defense Attaché
8R0XX Enlisted Accessions Recruiter
8R2XX Second-Tier Recruiter
8R3XX Third-Tier Recruiter
8S0XX Missile Facility Manager
8T0XX Professional Military Education Instructor
9X - Special Reporting Identifiers - Throughout your career - from the start to nearing the end at some of the higher ranks and responsibilities, special codes are given to identify the status of airmen.
9A0XX Awaiting Retraining-Reasons Beyond Control
9A1XX Awaiting Retraining-Reasons Within Control
9A2XX Awaiting Discharge, Separation, Retirement for Reasons Within Their Control
9A3XX Awaiting Discharge, Separation, Retirement for Reasons Beyond Their Control
9C0XX Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
9D0XX Dormitory Manager
9E0XX Command Chief Master Sergeant
9F0XX First Term Airmen Center
9G1XX Group Superintendent
9R0XX Civil Air Patrol-USAF Reserve Assistance NCO
9S1XX Scientific Applications Specialist
9T0XX Basic Enlisted Airman
9T1XX Officer Trainee
9T2XX Pre-Cadet Assignee
9WOXX Wounded Warrior
The Air Force offers a wide variety of jobs for any given skill set. Most are highly technical and require an above average ASVAB score compared to other services.