Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

General Information

Description

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
  • Civic and Social Organizations

Related Military Careers

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$22,410

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$39,730
$18,050
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 42%
  • Post-secondary certificate 21%
  • Less than high school 16%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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