Careers in the Air Force

All career field descriptions and qualifications can be found by reaching out to the Cadre Leadership of Det 930 on the Contact Us page to receive a copy of the Air Force Officer Classification Directory (AFOCD).

  • How Is My Career Decided?
  • Rated Careers
  • Tech vs. Non-Tech Careers

Traditionally, during the spring semester of the cadets' junior year, cadets creates a list of their six desired occupations/careers – their "dream sheet." They are reviewed by officer boards and placed into a career field. Generally they are placed by order of merit while also taking into consideration supply and demand needs, special testing, academics and medical qualifications.

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Rated officer jobs involve flight occupations such as pilot, combat system officer, air battle managers and remotely piloted aircraft pilots. 

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Interested in majoring in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field? The Air Force considers these to be technical degrees. With a tech degree, you can work in cutting-edge jobs such as cyber operations, development/civil/electrical engineer, acquisitions, space operations, scientist and even doctor (highly competitive).

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Non-tech encapsulates the remaining majors. These majors are still in demand, as the Air Force has many interesting jobs involving financial management, logistics, maintenance, security forces and intelligence, to list a few that have a civilian application.