Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

6.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
31%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
16.4%
by 2031
WAGES
$25,630
or $12.32 hourly
VOLUME
114,320
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 31% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers' job openings is expected to rise 16.4% by 2031
'Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers' was $25,630, or $12.32 hourly
'Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers' are paid 44.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers?

As of 2021 there were 114,320 people employed as Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 33-9092.00

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Comments

Alea says
AI could recognize what drowning looks like, but can it tell if a kid is just fooling around? Would it be able to swim? I don't thing it's likely robo-guards will be joining us.
Jun 13, 2021 at 05:34 PM
Costodial lifeguard (No chance) says
Few people will accept that their lives are in the hands of robots. No parent that I know of will send their kids to the pool, and let the robots keep them from drowning. Drowning alerts and alarm are sure to follow, but lifeguards are amongst the last to go in my opinion.
May 02, 2021 at 01:09 PM
Isla (Highly likely) says
Already with the introduction of technology which can “detect” movement in the water and potential drownings we are seeing the number of lifeguards globally decline as this is used in place of people. My place of work has already dropped from five lifeguards in the building to a mere two, despite concerns over spinal injuries etc.
Jul 17, 2019 at 07:35 PM
badger (Small chance) says
I get how bots can detect if a person is drowning but how are they gonna get the person out of the water
Dec 16, 2020 at 08:52 PM

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