Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Top 3 Lifeguards Jobs

  • Lifeguards (Anthem Highlands HOA) - YMCA of Northern Colorado - Denver, CO

    Our 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 build ...

  • Lifeguard I (New Lifeguards) - East Bay Regional Park District - Oakland, CA

    ... Lifeguards ) Salary See Position Description Location East Bay Regional Park District - Various Locations, CA Job Type Seasonal Department LIFEGUARD SERVICES Job Number 23-GB-01 Closing 3/27/2023 5:00 ...

  • Head Lifeguards (RainDance Resort HOA) - YMCA of Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, CO

    The YMCA of Northern Colorado is hiring Head Lifeguards for the RainDance Resort Y. You will serve as the friendly hawk that keeps our members safe and our aquatics team on the ball. Schedule can ...

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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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