What Does A Lifeguard Do?
A lifeguards job is to protect, educate, and potentially save people who are at a beach or pool. Peter, the lifeguard featured in the video, works as a lifeguard on Pensacola Beach, Florida.
How Do I Become A Lifeguard?
Qualifications to be a lifeguard may vary from one location to another. It will likely require passing a physical test and a lifeguard course that leads to certification (possibly through the Red Cross).
What is the Average Salary For A Lifeguard?
High – 23,000
Median – 21,000
Low – 19,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Lifeguard?
- English – as much as possible!
- Foreign Languages
- First Aid
What Is The Work Environment For A Lifeguard?
A lifeguard can work at any pool or beach. This isn’t likely to be a full-time, year-round job (although it could be with an indoor pool). In beach locations, this work will more likely be seasonal.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Lifeguard?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences definitely exist. Opportunities may be seasonal.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada