What jobs in the air force are always and demand? I know that there is a waiting list but what job would put me to the top of the waiting list or would it be better for me to join without having a job selected and take my chances at BMT? I am trying to join the air force as quickly as possible and was wondering what jobs would get me in the fastest. I am not really worried about what it is simply because even if I don't enjoy it that much at least its better than working at McDonald's.
Don't knock working at Mickey Ds. People get too choosey in this economy and start thinking that they are for some reason above any job that is offered to them. Anyway, Services is pretty much always hiring, and Security Forces.
With Services you could end up working in a variety of different places, such as a gym, or the chow hall. Typically, alot of us consider it to be very low on the totem pole, but that is an unfair assesment. We all get paid the same regardless of if I fix jets and you fix dinner. but anyway, Security Forces is our police, of course. They are critically manned. Typically, if you go into Boot camp as open general, you can pretty much assume that is where you are going. At least that was how it was when I went through.
Edit: You can't just be a pilot. that requires school. There is no such thing as an enlisted pilot.
Edit 2: I don't know if loadmaster is "on demand," per se. but in my opinion it is a career worth waiting for. They get to travel alot and that's one experience that I joined the AF for.
Edit 3: They don't want french for linguist. sorry. They want very particular languages. Mandarin, korean…Arabic. You have to take a test called the DLAB to see if you qualify. (Hardest test ever) it took me 6 months to even be able to take it, I passed, barely, and would have had to wait 6 more months after that to leave.
I wonder why I got a thumbs down?
Talk to you recruiter. your ASVAB test scores will tell you what is available to you or not.
They always need pilots.
My health teacher's a sergeant or something in the air force, she has to leave to train new pilots every now and then, so I guess there's a lot of them.
in flight missile mechanic
toilet scrubber! oh wait, that might be just the navy/marines.
Kim, trust me, you don't want to rush into it like that or your military experience will be horrible which tends to drive a lot of people to do things to get out. It depends on what you are able to do, assuming you have a high ASVAB and high school education, you should be able to do a lot. You should really research what job you want opposed to what is available. If you really want the job, the wait is more than worth it. I've been in the military for 5 years now and hated the first 4 because I rushed into any job in the military and it was HORRIBLE. The people were horrible because they were the lowest of the low. but at the time I joined the military was willing to take anyone, including convicts. If I were you, I'd aim high for a job in the analysis side. some may make it sound like clerical work, but I've been in Intelligence for the past year and a half and I'd say its the most exciting job I've ever had. plus the school for intelligence put me halfway through my bachelors degree in 7 months. but I say go with what you are really interested in making a career. Because you WILL get what you ask for. If you ask for nothing, you will receive nothing. Good Luck!
Security Forces.. You won't have a long wait time for that job…
Loadmaster is critically manned career field, meaning they need to fill spots, now.
No they won't teach you the language, they want you to be fluent in it.
I would say Security Forces (law enforcement/police), the air force constantly deploys its Cops to afghanistan for 6 months. they're needed to help the army, marines, navy on ground forces and convoys. but your best path is to contact an Air Force Recruiter, he or she should know. the ASVAB test will determine what jobs are available to you. remember the air force's needs will always surpass yours. the higher your line score on the test, the more jobs that will open up.
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