Many high school graduates will hit the workforce before heading off to college in the fall. And being a lifeguard at the beach may sound like the ultimate summer job. But it is also very tough and demanding. There will come a time when they've got to earn their paycheck and go out into the water and save someone’s life. While it's hard to prepare for emotionally, physically, the lifeguards go through tough training to make sure they're ready. Kill Devil Hills doesn't post lifeguards on the beach until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Even then, lifeguards always suggest swimming with a friend, and using some sort of flotation device.