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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit49.58%
  2. State and local government33.51%
  3. Private, not for profit14.40%
  4. Federal government2.03%
  5. Self-employed0.45%

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

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$22,430

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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