Career Assessment

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Career Assessment

It’s important to figure out what career path you are interested in to see if Air Force ROTC is a good fit for your educational and career objectives. But know that we need all kinds of officers for all sorts of specialties, so chances are we’ll have a suitable program that meets the goals you’re seeking.

Start by thinking about what you would like to do as an Air Force Officer, What particular career fields appeal to you? Your choice of study, however, is a decision that could affect the specialties available to you in the Air Force. And based on what major you choose in college, you may also need to consider what career fields you qualify for. So you should always consider more than one in case you do not get your first choice.

Educational Requirements: Every officer job (Air Force Specialty Code—AFSCarrow-glossaryAFSCAir Force Specialty Code ) requires at least a bachelor’s degree. Some specialties may require more than that, including mandatory educational requirements. This means you must be majoring in the area or a closely related area to qualify for the job.

Special Requirements: Some professional specialties require full professional qualifications prior to earning the AFSC, such as a doctor, lawyer, nurse or chaplain. Some specialties require special physical skills. You must pass the flight physical exam to be a pilot or combat systems officer, and, of course, you have to successfully complete the training.