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Security Guard Overview

Security Guards keep customers and employees safe at businesses, malls and events. Private Security Guards usually occupy one of two positions: static guards, who remain on watch in a single location, or mobile guards, who patrol the grounds and make sure no one is in an unauthorized area. Security Guards are called when someone makes threats, shoplifts or otherwise causes trouble. While some guards have the power of arrest, others detain lawbreakers until the local police arrive. Similar security jobs include positions such as armed security guards.

Security Guard Educational Requirements

To find work as a Security Guard, at least a high school diploma or GED is required. Positions in high-class facilities, such as casinos, often require at least a bachelor's degree. There are Security Guard training programs available from certain technical schools, which usually work to cover the minimum of state certification requirements. Often, an employer will train new guards in the job specifics, patrol routes and reporting techniques. The length of training will largely depend on if a guard is going to be armed or unarmed.

Security Guard Job Market

Demand for Security Guards is high as the world is growing more security conscious; consumers want to feel safe while shopping, and businesses want to ensure the goods they offer will be sold, not stolen. Many locations will hire temporary Security Guards as the holidays approach to compensate for the higher number of shoppers at that time. Some of these temporary positions become long-term. At least 1,074,000 Security Guards are currently employed with another 294,000 openings. This number is expected to grow by 12 percent in the next 10 years.

Security Guard Salary

Security Guards make an average of $24,000 per year. Beginning or temporary guards might expect to make around $17,000 while guards with years of experience or those who work at higher-class institutions can expect to see upwards of $42,500 annually. Private Security Guards hired by individuals have the opportunity to make significantly more money than those working for major corporations.

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North American Security is seeking Security Guards for full and part time positions on the DIA Government Contract in Bethesda Maryland. Qualified applicants will possess the following: Must be at least 21 years old Must be a United States citizen and possess a valid Social Security card Must have an active Maryland Guard Card with Gun Permit Must have TS clearance and eligible for SCI Cleara...
Job Purpose: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by providing a strong security presence. Controls access in & out of secured yard for customer pick up of merchandise. We have full time and part time positions available. Duties: * Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; checking orders & vehicles; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; p...
Security NOW HIRING Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available In the Memphis Metropolitan Area Guardsmark, LLC is currently hiring above average individuals interested in working any days and/or evening shifts. At least 1 year exp. is a plus. Will train qualified candidates. We Offer: * FREE UNIFORMS * MATCHING 401K PLAN * 3 SHIFTS AVAILABLE * HEALTH INSURANCE * FREE LIFE INS. * COMPE...
Security Officers needed for high level corporate and manufacturing security environments located throughout Westchester County, New York (Yonkers, NY and Valhalla, NY most urgent). The Security Officers at this client site are responsible for: (1) Access Control; (2) Security Patrols- Walking Security Tours; (3) Customer Service Duties; (4) Completion of Daily Security Reports- DSR's; (5) Emergen...
Metropolitan Security Group Metropolitan Security Group is currently accepting resumes for qualified New York State Licensed Security Officers. We are seeking experienced professionals, who possess excellent customer service and professional communication skills. Our client locations are throughout Manhattan in the commercial real-estate market. Position Requirements: Compose and complete timel...
Company Confidential Lake Stevens, WA, 98258
Security Supervisor and Security Guard position available We are a Washington State premier camping club looking for a highly skilled and motivated Security supervisor for our facility. Good wage & benefits. Please send resume to: Lake Connor Park P.O. Box 158 Lake Stevens, WA. 98258 This listing brought to you by The Daily Herald / Heraldnet.com...
Unarmed Security Guard Under the supervision of the Office Manager, the Unarmed Security Guard is responsible for monitoring and insuring the security of all PRI facilities, screening visitors, grounds surveillance and patrol, and other related duties as assigned. Responsibilities Understand and represent PRI’s mission, vision, and values to all internal and external customers Perform interior...
Security Guard A leading manufacturer is currently seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals for the position of factory security guard. Job duties include, but are not limited to: access control, surveillance, enforcing rules and regulations, reporting unsafe conditions and observation and reporting of incidents and or suspicious activity. Qualifications/Minimal Requirements: At ...
SECURITY ARMAGEDDON SERVICES A div. of R&M Services of IL, LLC Hiring Part-Time Temporary Workers Unarmed Security Guards & Ushers for Trade Shows at McCormick Place ALL SHIFTS AVAILABLE Apply in person Thurs Jan 29 and Friday Jan 30, McCormick Place East Lakeside Center, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60616 (Main entrance on King Drive) Level 2 Gate 37 10AM 3PM Only. Background Check fees wil...
The Bear's Club, an exclusive gated residential community in Jupiter, Florida, is seeking experienced, enthusiastic, and professional security officers. Candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications: Must have a current Florida Class D Security License, Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License, Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, including drug screen...
JOB OVERVIEW: The VSO's primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment, and provide strong customer service. The VSO is primarily stationed at the customer entrances and monitors customer traffic entering and exiting the store. Performs other duties as assigned. The summary below may not include al...
Learn more about Bannerman at http://getbannerman.com Apply online now at https://getbannerman.com/guards/apply Have a California, Guard Card? Are you a discharged veteran of the US Military or a security professional looking for work? Bannerman is looking to work with full-time security & protection agents in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Bannerman is seeking military veterans, security pro...
Full Time Robin Run - 5354 West 62nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46268 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their...
Hiring department Univ Police Dept Monthly salary $1,907+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 15-01-21-01-6343 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date 01/29/2015 Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General N...
SECURITY OFFICER JOB FAIR SSC, INC. is HIRING both FULL TIME and PART TIME SECURITY OFFICERS Jobs in East Windsor,CT; Bloomfield, CT; Hartford, CT; Rocky Hill, CT & MORE: THURSDAY, December 18, 2014 From 8AM through 4PM Location of Recruitment Event: CLARION INN & SUITES 161 Bridge Street EAST WINDSOR, CT 06088 (For Directions 860-623-9411) If you cannot attend this recruitment event or ...
Company Confidential San Jose, CA, 95127
Private community and commercial property, looking for an experienced Security professional with good communications skills, the ability to work within a team, and the ability to assist community and commercial needs....
JOB OVERVIEW: The VSO's primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment, and provide strong customer service. The VSO is primarily stationed at the customer entrances and monitors customer traffic entering and exiting the store. Performs other duties as assigned. The summary below may not include al...
JOB OVERVIEW: The VSO's primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment, and provide strong customer service. The VSO is primarily stationed at the customer entrances and monitors customer traffic entering and exiting the store. Performs other duties as assigned. The summary below may not include al...
Minimum Requirements: At least 6 months of general experience in administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules or regulations in contacts with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquiries, or obtain information; plus at least 6 months of specialized experience that involved the protecti...
Unarmed Security Guard Under the supervision of the Office Manager, the Unarmed Security Guard is responsible for monitoring and insuring the security of all PRI facilities, screening visitors, grounds surveillance and patrol, and other related duties as assigned. Responsibilities Understand and represent PRI’s mission, vision, and values to all internal and external customers Perform interior...

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Security Officer

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $39,312.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
34.3%
High School
23.1%
Bachelor's
18.8%
Associates
14.4%
Certification
3.4%
Master's
2.6%
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