Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service (33-9092)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 518540 4.273 56131
United States 152,100163,700 7.721,900 16,70039,770

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.338.339.06 10.2412.0716.04
Alaska 16.6910.2412.48 16.7420.5523.52
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.2110.0811.04 15.6518.4721.04
Fairbanks North Star Borough 19.9313.5816.68 21.0723.3424.71
Southeast Region 15.8511.2013.03 15.8918.3221.18
Balance of State 17.7711.8713.83 18.1522.2024.02

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
59256 9.514.1 10.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation268
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 315
Number of job position postings 60
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) - MED05
First Aid/CPR/AED - S11
Wilderness First Aid - MED04
Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) - MED07

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR with AED and First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid and ASHI CPR & AED
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for the Community & Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045
First Aid/CPR/AED / 048
Infant First Aid / 057

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
First Aid/CPR/AED

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
CPR/First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
CPR/1st Aid Certificate

 Degree
Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
Heartsaver CPR/AED
Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Combination

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR/First Aid with AED

 Degree
VIP Alaska   (Kenai)
First Aid and CPR with AED

 Degree
Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS   (Lander)
Wilderness First Aid Certificate