Sample 1 - State of California

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Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Service Workers
(SOC Code : 33-9092)
in California

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

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$13.60$10.21$12.44$15.94

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202213,40014,8001,40010.41,060

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,48116.5%
Amusement Parks and Arcades 36115.2%
Civic and Social Organizations 6,3856.3%
Junior Colleges 2061.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Observe activities in assigned areas, using binoculars, to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
Inspect recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, and chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Alternate Titles
Beach Lifeguards; Ocean Lifeguard Specialists; Ocean Lifeguards; Pool Attendants; Pool Lifeguards; Ski Patrollers; Swim Instructors; and Water Safety Instructors (WSI)
 
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