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Other Protective Service: Career and Education Opportunities in South Dakota

Other Protective Service: While fire and police are the most visible, there is a wide range of jobs in protective services. From lifeguards to animal control workers, these are all careers aimed at keeping people safe and secure.

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.

CITIES WITH Other Protective Service OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota

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Everest University
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CAREERS WITHIN Other Protective Service

Animal Attendant

Animal Attendants handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals. Animal Attendants need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to read and understand what has been read.

Lifeguards monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants. Lifeguards need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.