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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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SECURITY GUARD Claremont Manor retirement community has a full time security position available for an experienced security guard. Schedule includes nights and weekends. Job requires patrolling grounds, keeping log of shift activity and occasional emergency maintenance duties. Must be able to pass criminal background clearance. Apply in person at; Claremont Manor 650 Harrison Ave. Claremont, CA 91...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34228
PT SECURITY GUARD Wanted Midnight-8am, 3 nights/wk. Fax resume to 941-383-8927....
Description/Job Summary The Security Officer is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for Firm Partners, employees, clients, guests and vendors. This role monitors and authorizes all incoming and outgoing traffic to protect persons and property against theft and vandalism at all times. The hours are Tuesday - Saturday; 12:00 am - 8:00 am, but flexibility to work additional hours i...
Metro One LPSG, an industry leading loss prevention agency, is seeking a qualified uniformed security officer for a high-end retail stores located in the Merrillville, Indiana area. Job Description: As an unarmed uniformed security officer at this location, the primary role is to act as a visual deterrent to theft. In addition to this role, security officers' at this location are required to buzz...
Part-Time (Overnight and Evening Courtesy Office Shifts) Chambrel at Island Lake - 160 Islander Court Longwood, FL 32750 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live...
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules....
Employment Opportunity Howe Security, Inc. Customer Service Security Guard North Shore Area Gurnee to Evanston Immediate Hiring Apply On-line HoweSecurity.com Job Requirements HS Diploma or GED Must Pass Drug Screen Criminal History Check...
Part-Time (Weekend shift: Saturday and Sunday 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) Galleria Woods - 3850 Galleria Woods Dr. Birmingham, AL 35244 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to...
Description DISH Network is an innovative industry leader distinguished by its pioneering spirit. Ever since our establishment in 1980, we’ve been the ideal workplace for people with adventurous spirit and creativity, who are smart risk takers and aggressive winners - all those for whom the status quo just isn’t enough. Our Fortune 200 Company continues to define the curve in television entertainm...
The Security Guard will provide exceptional service to Amplify by ensuring the overall safety and security of Amplify’s facilities. This is a part-time weekend position, 12 hour shift 8 pm - 8 am. Responsibilities of the Security Guard: Ensure security of doors, windows and property in order to protect Amplify and its employees against fire, theft, vandalism and any illegal or suspicious activity...
Part Time (Weekends 9:00a - 9:00p) Brookdale Plaza Willowbrook - 7575 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, TX 77070 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live the lives tha...
Company Confidential Minneapolis, MN, 55413
SECURITY DRIVER/GUARD TRAINEES OPEN HOUSE HIRING EVENT On-The-Spot Interviews July 8 & 9 9:00am - 5:00pm at: Dunbar Armored 1600 Fillmore St. Minneapolis MN 55413 $12-12.50/HR. FT. Flexible Schedule Oppty for advancement Paid training, vacation & 401k. Uniforms & firearm supplied. Min 21 years old, valid DL with 3 years good driving record, able to obtain gun permit w/in 90 days of empl and underg...
Universal Protection Service is seeking to hire mature, Full-Time Security Officers for a busy mining Facility. $12/Hr. + Benefits and Growth Potential! Must be age 25 + have a clean Arizona DMV record to qualify. Must have strong integrity and professionalism. Must be willing to commute, stand for up to 8 hours, and have good flexibility in scheduling. The successful Security Patrol Officer candi...
The Muncy School District is seeking applications for athletic events Security Guard. Please send letter of interest and resume to: Curt Chilson, Athletic Director Muncy Jr/Sr High School 200 W. Penn St. Muncy, PA 17756 Deadline: July 21st. EOE provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...
PITTSBURGH, 15226
SECURITY GUARD Full or Part Time, 3pm-11pm, some weekends. Must have a valid PA driver's license, some computer skills & must be able to snow plow during the winter months & lift 80lbs or more. Pre-employment drug screen, 403B with match, free uniform tops & free parking. Apply in Person or Online: Fair Oaks of Pittsburgh 2200 W. Liberty Ave., Pgh 15226 www.fairoakspgh.com EOE...
Security Guard Description: Company Overview: C3 is a Customer Communications Conduit for corporations who view customer care as a strong component of their growth and brand development strategies. C3 builds solid partnerships with its clients based on mutually determined business objectives. Our service offering includes contact center services, web services, data analysis, back office solutions...
Louisiana Private Patrol (LPP), owned by Gurvich Systems, has been providing contract security and investigative services to a broad range of national and international customers with operations in the Louisiana Gulf South for over 80 years. LPP is looking for armed and unarmed guards in the Hammond area. Minimum Qualifications: · 21 years of age or older · Meet the requirements to be a security g...
Ingerman Management Company, a top tier property management company focused on providing high quality affordable housing for residents throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for over two decades, is looking to expand its talented team and add a Part-Time Security Guard at its North Philadelphia, PA property. The pay for this position is approximately $8.50 per hour. Major Responsibilities: 1) Patrol i...
Description DISH Network is an innovative industry leader distinguished by its pioneering spirit. Ever since our establishment in 1980, we've been the ideal workplace for people with adventurous spirit and creativity, who are smart risk takers and aggressive winners - all those for whom the status quo just isn't enough. Our Fortune 200 Company continues to define the curve in television entertainm...
CSR is the preeminent space launch range technical services provider. Since 1988 CSR has provided the United States Air Force's 45th Space Wing an exclusive commitment to deliver technical and support services essential to Eastern Range operations at Cape Canaveral, Antigua Auxiliary Air Station and Ascension Auxiliary Air Field. CSR provides technical services required for the safe and timely lau...
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
34.4%
High School
23.1%
Bachelor's
18.8%
Associates
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Certification
3.4%
Master's
2.6%
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