Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment. Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury. Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment. Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provide safety precaution information. Patrol or monitor recreational areas such as trails, slopes, and swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers. Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information. Maintain quality of pool water by testing chemical levels. Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.60   Entry $17,877.00
Mean $9.33   Mean $19,400.00
Experience $9.70 Experience $20,167.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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33-9092.00 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers