Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers


Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
Also called: Lifeguard, Ocean Lifeguard, Ocean Lifeguard Specialist, Ski Patroller

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Desktop publishing software
  • Microsoft Publisher

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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