Your Military Job Can Depend On Your ASVAB Test Score

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Soldiers with the Vermont National Guard listen to classroom instructions for satellite systems at Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vermont, March 4, 2017. This was part of a low-density military occupational specialty (MOS) training. (Staff Sgt. Ashley Hayes/U.S. Army National Guard)

Your ASVAB scores determine what jobs you will qualify for in the military. But before you embarrass yourself in front of active-duty service members, know that a job in the Army and the Marine Corps is called a military occupational specialty, or MOS. In the Air Force, jobs are called AFSC, which stands for Air Force specialty code. In the Navy, they are known as an NEC (Navy enlisted classification). The Coast Guard calls jobs ratings, or rate for short.

"If you know what you want to do in the military, then studying and taking practice tests is even more important. If you miss the required minimum test score in the field of your choice, you may be slotted in for a job you don't care for once you join," said Kris Michaelson, director of content from Peterson's Test Prep, a leading test prep provider.

Check the links below to see which jobs you will qualify for.

Note: The data listed here is subject to change and is only an example of how ASVAB scores are related to job selections for each of the service branches listed below.

Air Force Jobs: Minimum ASVAB Scores

Army Jobs: Minimum ASVAB Scores

Marine Corps Jobs: Minimum ASVAB Scores

Navy: Minimum ASVAB Scores

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