Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Top 3 Lifeguards Jobs

  • EMTs, Emergency room Technicians, Paramedics, nurses, and lifeguards! - Lifeguardhelp - Orange, CA

    High paying extra cash opportunity for medical professionals and/or certified lifeguards ! We are seeking medical professionals or certified lifeguards looking to make extra money in a fun environment

  • Lifeguards for Summer - YMCA of Northern Colorado - Longmont, CO

    We are looking for summer lifeguards for our YMCA pools and community pools we help to manage in HOAs. Locations available include Boulder, Berthoud, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont and Johnstown. As a ...

  • Lifeguards at the YMCA - YMCA of Northern Colorado - Boulder, CO

    YMCA Lifeguards serve as advocates for the safety and wellbeing of our members and guests, and you will ensure that the Y's pools are a friendly, welcoming environment for all to play, learn and ...

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What They Do

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


  • 2020 employment: 117,500
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $25,630

Job Outlook

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 28,700
  • Growth rate: 24 percent (Much faster than average)

How to Become One

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

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