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Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Service Workers

Job Information

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


  • The recreation field offers an unusually large number of part-time and seasonal job opportunities.
  • Opportunities for part-time, seasonal, and temporary recreation jobs will be good, but competition will remain keen for full-time career positions.
  • Many recreation workers spend most of their time outdoors and may work in a variety of weather conditions.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $18,900/yr ($9.45/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma