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Working As A Life Guard

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Life Guard does

  • Tested and maintained water quality.
  • Ensured patron safety, concessions sales, facilities maintenance
  • watched swimmers and helped with concession stands
  • Work outdoors in extreme heat and all other weather conditions.
  • Designed and taught in-service lifeguard training.
  • Address and assist with any emergency situations.
  • Enforce waterpark rules Protect all swimmers in waterpark from drowning or other serious injury.
  • Maintained constant surveillance of patrons.
  • Performed training and orientation to staff members.
  • Learned CPR, Public Safety, and PDT.
  • Well trained in first aid and rescue techniques.
  • Performed front desk duties and pro-shop duties.
  • Surveyed pool area to prevent problems and wrote incident reports.
  • Check chemical levels in pools.
  • Enforce safety rules at the pool.
  • Keep certifications current for First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitations.
  • Team organization, and leadership.
  • Maintained premises clean and free of any safety hazards.
  • Corrected and reported unsafe conditions to pool manager.
  • Work the top of the slides, customer service, life guard

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Life Guard Demographics

Gender

Male

56.0%

Female

34.7%

Unknown

9.3%
Ethnicity

White

63.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.1%

French

8.7%

German

4.1%

Arabic

4.1%

Portuguese

3.5%

Japanese

3.5%

Korean

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Russian

2.3%

Mandarin

2.3%

Cantonese

1.7%

Chinese

1.2%

Swedish

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Venetian

0.6%

Czech

0.6%

Cayuga

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%
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Life Guard Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

8.3%

University of Phoenix

6.6%

College of Southern Nevada

6.6%

The Academy

6.6%

Texas State University

5.6%

James Madison University

5.2%

Appalachian State University

5.2%

Brigham Young University

5.2%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.9%

University of South Florida

4.9%

Texas Tech University

4.9%

University of Delaware

4.5%

West Virginia University

4.5%

Florida State University

4.5%

Radford University

4.2%

Mississippi State University

4.2%

Liberty University

3.8%

University of Cincinnati

3.5%

University of Texas at San Antonio

3.5%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

18.4%

Criminal Justice

12.3%

Psychology

8.2%

Kinesiology

7.8%

Nursing

6.0%

Biology

5.9%

Communication

4.3%

General Studies

3.6%

Education

3.4%

Marketing

3.3%

Political Science

3.0%

Accounting

3.0%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Computer Science

2.8%

Management

2.7%

Medical Assisting Services

2.7%

Finance

2.4%

Mechanical Engineering

2.4%

Graphic Design

2.4%

Medical Technician

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.9%

Other

34.2%

Associate

10.2%

Masters

5.2%

Certificate

3.1%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Life Guard

  1. Ensure Safety
  2. CPR
  3. Lifeguard Training
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored all children during daily swimming activities to ensure safety precautions.
  • Performed emergency water rescue techniques to assist persons in distress; applied CPR and administered standard first aid when necessary.
  • Remained current in lifeguard training and certifications.
  • Monitored pool area for violations and potential safety hazardous situations.
  • Maintain safety, prevent incidents, and respond effectively to emergency situations.

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