Joining the US Military it is possible to at times get a guaranteed job, depending on the service you join. Joining the Air force there are some different conditions that you must be prepared to meet in order to enter try and get a specific job. Serving in the Air Force is a privilege, and an honor but there is one fact that many people do not realize about the Air Force. The United States Air Force as a rule never has any problem meeting enlistment goals; there are normally more people that want to join the Air Force than slots for recruits. Because of this, there is a lot of competition for positions, for jobs, and the need is not as great as the supply of candidates.
This just means, it is more difficult to get a guaranteed Air force Job. There are two different programs that exist to provide Guaranteed jobs. Jobs in the Air Force are Specialty Codes. The only part that is guaranteed is where a candidate is given a promise that they will have a chance to compete for jobs within a certain specialty code. In the Air Force there are four difference specialty codes, Mechanical, Electronic, Administrative, and General. The Air Force Recruiter will tell you the truth, you can be given a guarantee to receive a job within your job skill specialty. The other part of the Guaranteed Jobs program is called the Guaranteed Aptitude program. They award jobs that are available to recruits in basic training who are joining in the Aptitude Guaranteed program. The qualifications in the Guaranteed Aptitude program are based on the ASVAB program test scores, background moral history, medical history, and other issues. It will have a list available during the second week of basic training a job counselor will give the recruit a list of available specialty codes or jobs that they are qualified for. The list will contain jobs that are open in Air Force Schools available at that particular time. Everyone that is at the same level at the same time and during the same week of recruit training face the same list. It is a list for that particular week of training in the Guaranteed Aptitude program.
After the fifth week of recruit training, depending on how well the individual recruit has done, then everyone that joined at the same time receives a rating. The top rated recruits will receive first pick, depending where they come in on the list.