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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.

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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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$27,270

Military salary*

$85,103

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State-by-state Salary

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$59,390
$18,880
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 39%
  • High school 21%
  • Post-secondary certificate 17%
  • Associate's degree 16%
  • Some college 5%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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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

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry

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