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Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes, to keep people safe.

Quick Facts


Well below the statewide median
$14.02 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  24.5%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer first aid.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations.
  • Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
  • Patrol natural areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations.
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Job Title Examples:

Pool Attendant
Swim Instructor
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

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