Air Force

4M0X1:Aerospace and Operational Physiology (4M0X1)

They operate and maintain all aerospace physiology training devices, such as altitude chambers and related equipment. They also instruct and observe simulated flights and classroom instruction.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

An Aerospace and Operational Physiologist is responsible for training the pilot and crew on all aspects of flight preparation and emergency planning. During technical school, they learn the skills to be trainers, safety observers and training device operators. Aerospace and Operational Physiologist are trained to teach pilots and staff how to correct standard operating procedures mid-flight to avoid an emergency or to adjust to an emergency. These individuals will train airman on proper pre-flight and post-flight preparation. The job of an Aerospace and Operational Physiologist is to ensure the overall safety of individuals on flight.

Military Duties Translated:

Previous Air Force Aerospace and Operational Physiologist can work as a Hyperbaric Technician. This position is responsible for oxygen therapy. Individuals can use skills learned to work in safety as program managers or health safety managers. The testing and documentation duties in the Aerospace and Operational matches the qualifications for a research associate for aerospace development and testing centers. An example business for the above position would be KBRWyle in San Antonio, TX. Working in Aerospace and Operational Physiology gives you experience in training and the medical field.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Instructor