Appendix A

Matching ASVAB Scores to Military Jobs

The military has hundreds of enlisted job opportunities, ranging from washing and sewing clothing items to translating foreign languages. Each of the military services has established its own individual line score requirements (a combination of various ASVAB subtest scores) for specific enlisted jobs. The tables in this appendix show the minimum line scores that the services have established for entry-level enlisted jobs.

remember Just because you achieve the minimum ASVAB line score for the job of your choice doesn’t mean you’ll absolutely get that job. Other factors are considered, including the current needs of the service, security clearance qualification, and medical exam results.

The charts in this appendix are as accurate as they can be at press time. However, military jobs and qualification standards are subject to change with little or no notice. For the most up-to-date information and for complete job descriptions and qualification factors, see your local military recruiter or visit the military enlisted-job pages on the U.S. Military Information site (

Army Enlisted Jobs

The Army calls its enlisted jobs Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs), and about 150 such specialties exist for entry-level recruits. Table A-1 shows entry-level Army MOSs and the ASVAB line scores required to qualify for ...

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