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Pararescue (Males Only)


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Pararescue (Males Only)

Career Description

Are you willing to do whatever it takes to save a person's life? To parachute, scuba dive, rock climb or even snowmobile into hostile territory to get to a wounded Airman who needs your help? Then you may be ready to be a Pararescue specialist. You'll be trained in emergency medical tactics as well as in combat and survival skills so you can go anywhere necessary. You'll train extensively and be on alert 24 hours a day, because when the call comes, it will be up to you to answer it.

To learn more, please visit the Special Operations site.

Career Tasks

  • Use survival techniques to help provide for the survival of others
  • Support Air Force and special operations combat search and rescue personnel
  • Treat medical situations in the field

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Health and Medicine
  • Weaponry and Materiel
  • Intelligence
  • Special Operations
  • Emergency Management and Response


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Pararescue (Males Only) technical training:

School location: Lackland AFB [TX]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Pararescue

College credits earned: 50