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Jobs in the Navy are called "Ratings". To find the rating you qualify for, the Navy looks at your ASVAB subtest scores - different subtests for different ratings. The ASVAB subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Numerical Operations (NO); Coding Speed (CS); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Mechanical Comprehension (MC); Electronics Information (EI); and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE). Note that as Numerical Operations (NO) and Coding Speed (CS) subtests are phased out, scoring rules for ratings will be changed.

Note: The data listed here is subject to change and is only an example of how ASVAB Scores are related to job selection for the Navy.

ABE Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Equipment AR+MC+AS=130
ABF Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Fuels AR+MC+AS=130
ABH Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Handling AR+MC+AS=130
AC Air Traffic Controlman AR+2MK+GS=210
AD Aviation Machinist Mate AR+MK+EI+GS=190
AE Aviation Electronics Mate AR+MK+EI+GS=218
AG Aviation Aerographer's Mate VE+MK+GS=165
AK Aviation Storekeeper VE+AR=103
AME Aviation Structural Mechanic - Equipment AR+MC+AS=164
AMH Aviation Structural Mechanic - Hydraulics AR+MC+AS=164
AMS Aviation Structural Mechanic - Structures AR+MC+AS=164
AO Aviation Ordnanceman AR+MK+EI+GS=190
AS Aviation Support Equipment Technician AR+2MK+GS=200
AT Aviation Electronics Technician AR+MK+EI+GS=218, and MK+EI+GS=156
AW Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician AR+2MK+GS=196
AZ Aviation Maintenance Administrationman VE+AR=103
BM Boatswain's Mate N/A
BU Builder AR+MC+AS=140
CE Construction Electrician AR+MK+EI+GS=200
CM Construction Mechanic AR+MC+AS=158
CTA Cryptologic Technician - Administration VE+MK=105
CTI Cryptologic Technician - Interperative VE+MK+GS=150
CTM Cryptologic Technician - Maintenance MK+EI+GS+AR=218, MK+EI+GS=156, MK=57, and AR=57
CTO Cryptologic Technician - Communications VE+AR=103
CTR Cryptologic Technician - Collection VE+AR=110
CTT Cryptologic Technician - Technical VE+MK+GS=165
DC Damage Controlman VE+MC+AS=158
DK Disbursing Clerk VE+AR=105
DM Draftsman N/A
DT Dental Technician VE+MK+GS=149, and VE+MK+CS=153
EA Engineering Aid AR+2MK+GS=210
EM Electricians Mate AR+2MK+GS=196
EM Electricians Mate (Nuclear Field) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT >or=290 AND NAPT >or=50 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT >or=290 AND NAPT >or=50 or AR+MK+EI+GS >or=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC >or=252
EN Engineman MK+AS=96
EN Engineman (Advanced Technical Field) AR+MK+EI+GS=210
EO Equipment Operator AR+MK+EI+GS=204
ET Electronics Technician AR+MK+EI+GS=218 and MK+EI+GS=156 and MK=57 and AR=57
ET Electronics Technician (Nuclear) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT >or=290 AND NAPT >or=50 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT >or=290 AND NAPT >or=50 or AR+MK+EI+GS >or=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC >or=252
ET Electronics Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MV=222
EW Electronic Warfare Technician VE+MK+GS=165
EW Electronic Warfare Technician (Advanced Electronics Field) AR+MK+EI+GS=218 and MK+EI+GS=156 and MK=57 and AR=57
FC Fire Controlman (Advanced Electronics Field) AR+MK+EI+GS=218 and MK+EI+GS=156 and MK=57 and AR=57
FT Fire Control Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MV=222
GM Gunner's Mate AR+MK+EI+GS=204
GSE Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Electrical AR+MK+EI+GS=204
GSM Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Mechanical AR+MK+EI+GS=204
GSM Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Mechanical (Advanced Technical Field) AR+MK+EI+GS=210
HM Hospital Corpsman VE+MK+GS=149
HT Hull Technician VE+MC+AS=158
HT Hull Technician (Advanced Technical Field) AR+MK+EI+GS=212
IC Interior Communicationman AR+MK+EI+GS=212
IS Intelligence Specialist VE+AR=103
IT Information System Technician VE+MK+CS=163 or VE+MK=110
JO Journalist VE+AR=110
LI Lithographer VE+AR=103
MA Master at Arms WK+AR=100: Minimum WK=45
MM Machinist Mate MK+AS=96
MM Machinist Mate (Nuclear Field) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT >or=290 AND NAPT >or=50 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT >or=290 AND NAPT >or=50 or AR+MK+EI+GS >or=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC >or=252
MM Machinist Mate (Submarine) VE+AR+MK+MC=210
MN Mineman VE+MC+AS=158
MR Machinary Repairman AR+MC+AS=158
MS Mess Specialist VE+AR=89
MS Mess Specialist (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200
MT Missile Technician (Advanced Electronics Field) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
MU Musician N/A
OS Operations Specialist VE+MK+CS=157 -OR- AR+2MK+GS=210
PC Postal Clerk VE+AR=108
PH Photographer's Mate VE+AR=103
PN Personnelman VE+MK=105 -OR- VE+MK+CS=157
PR Aircrew Survival Equpmentman VE+MC+AS=158
QM Quartermaster VE+AR=97
RP Religious Program Specialist VE+MK=105 -OR- VE+MK+CS=157
SH Ship's Serviceman VE+AR=96
SK Storekeeper VE+AR=103
SK Storekeeper (Submarines) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 -OR- VE+AR+MK+MC=200
SM Signalman VE+MK+CS=147 -OR- AR+2MK+GS=190
SN Seaman (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 -OR- VE+AR+MK+MC=200
STG Sonar Technician - Surface AR+MK+EI+GS=218 and MK+EI+GS=156 and MK=57 and AR=57
STS Sonar Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 -OR- VE+AR+MK+MV=222
SW Steelworker VE+MC+AS=140
TM Torpedoman's Mate AR+2MK+GS=196
UT Utilitiesman AR+MK+EI+GS=200
YN Yeoman VE+MK=105, -OR- VE+MK=CS=157
YN Yeoman (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 -OR- VE+AR+MK+MC=200

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